RehabWeek is a week-long event that brings together different conferences in the field of rehabilitation technology at the same time and place in order to foster cross-disciplinary communication and the development of relationships between different players.
In 2011, the IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR), the International Neurorehabilitation Symposium (INRS) and the International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation (ICVR) first joined forces to bring together engineers, clinical researchers, practicing clinicians and industry representatives in one place at the same time to maximize exchange across different disciplines for the benefit of the patients.
This first RehabWeek took place in Zurich, Switzerland and attracted over 650 attendees from all over the world. The second was in Spain in 2015 and the third in London in 2017. This time Rehab Week is taking place in Toronto Canada and will feature the same diverse list of attendees and societies to broaden everyone’s considerations for cross industry collaboration. Communication between device makers and device users is essential as without collaboration comes disastrous consequences for patients.
By ensuring our profession attends conferences like this we push our voices onto the global stage and build links with partners in key areas. We are the experts in rehabilitation after all. If you attend Physiospot would love to hear from you!
If you’re interested in attending the conference or would like to learn more about the conference programme you can find it here.