Seedcorn Bursary Funding 2019 - call 2
19 June 2019
Congratulations to Dr Mohammad Al-Amri, Research Associate in the School of Healthcare Sciences who has been successful in securing funding for his research project as part of the second call for the CITER Seedcorn bursary 2018 - 2019. The research project title is "Development of a Portable Virtual Reality Physiotherapy Game for Knee Rehabilitation".
Dr Al-Amri is at the forefront of virtual reality-based rehabilitation, together with his team (SPIN Research Group) a physiotherapy-based laboratory environment specific balance game has been developed and tested, which has potential to improve the quality of movement patterns. This Seedcorn award will allow him to move to the next stage of this research that aims to establish if knee pain patients can control the balance game using one sensor rather than a full set of body worn sensors.
Within the project timeframe, proof of concept data about the accuracy and usability of a portable virtual reality-based physiotherapy specific balance game in patients with knee pain outside the laboratory environment will be collected. The novelty of the data collected means that a publication for a Journal will be written and the findings presented at an International conference. If successful, the next stage of this research will be to test feasibility in the knee patients home.