Virtualware took part in the 4th General Assembly of International Industry Society in Advanced Rehabilitation Technology (IISART) as one of the newest IISART members in Germany in November.
Virtualware is one of the newest members of the International Industry Society in Advanced Rehabilitation Technology (IISART), an organisation dedicated to promoting innovative healthcare and rehabilitation technologies with a focus on virtual rehabilitation, robotics, and therapeutic electrical simulation. The Spanish virtual rehabilitation leader was one of the 24 companies represented at IISART's 4th General Assembly, held concurrently with MEDICA 2014 in Düsseldorf, Germany on November 13.
Virtualware presented VirtualRehab, the company's advanced neurorehabilitation solution designed to help treat patients with physical or neurological impairment and address issues related to stroke, traumatic brain injury, MS, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, Parkinson's disease and other neurological disorders. The sophisticated, CE certified software was developed in collaboration with neurologists and physical therapists, and is used in hospitals in Spain, the United Kingdom, and Latin America.
IISART represents a group of global leaders in physiotherapy technology, including Argo Medical Technologies, HDT Global, Hocoma, Motekforce Link, and Rehab-Robotics. At the General Assembly, the organisation reviewed its successes in the past year and discussed the activities planned for 2015. The members also decided on how they will participate at the first common congress of the International Consortium for Rehabilitation Technology, proposed for London in 2017. IISART will have its own conference at the event, with the organisation's working group coordinating all the activities.
IISART has several working groups that focus on providing educational tools for robotic device manufacturers, ensuring proper training of physical therapists, educating healthcare providers on the availability and benefits of rehabilitative technologies, advocating standards that benefit both patients and IISART members, and promoting advanced rehabilitation tools as an efficient and cost-effective solution to healthcare providers.
Other companies that were officially approved as IISART members at the General Assembly were the Canadian sensorimotor assessment systems manufacturer BKIN Technologies, German neurorehabilitation technology developer Hasomed, the U.S. medical equipment manufacturer Biodex Medical Systems, and Swedish robotic technology specialist Bioservo Technologies.