Welcome Letter

Dear Colleagues and Friends, 

Due to the pandemic challenge with severe travel restrictions and an uncertain situation for conferences, the International Consortium for Rehabilitation Technology (ICRT) decided together with the Kenes Group and the local organizers to postpone the next in-person RehabWeek to 2022.

As alternative, it is our privilege and great pleasure to invite you to RehabWeek Virtual ‘21, that will take place from 23 - 25 September 2021. Along with the Kenes Group, the ICRT as the hosting society would like to welcome you to a 3-day engaging networking event, emphasizing on-line and real-time interaction and participation. The meeting focuses on top-level keynotes, interactive sessions, round tables, small-group discussions among participants, and live virtual visits to clinical facilities, presenting real-time hands-on applications of advanced rehabilitation technologies.

RehabWeek is a well-established and highly reputable biennial conference that brings together engineers, clinicians, researchers and other stakeholders in the rehabilitation technology field. In 2019, six societies and more than 1,600 delegates from all over the world joined us in Toronto for the 4th RehabWeek. Now in 2021 the four ICRT societies have the pleasure to announce a virtual meeting with the main aim to interact and foster interdisciplinary exchange. The four participating societies are:

·      International Consortium on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR)

·      International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society (IFESS)

·      International Industry Society in Advanced Rehabilitation Technology (IISART)

·      International Society for Virtual Rehabilitation (ISVR)

RehabWeek Virtual ‘21 will address the challenges and opportunities for technology in rehabilitation, especially in this last year. As the healthcare landscape continues to evolve, intense cooperation among clinicians, engineers, researchers, scientists, health practitioners, policy makers, users and industry remains essential for making impactful changes for our patients and their families, our communities, and the world.

We are excited that we can provide an outstanding international forum for interdisciplinary discussions, share insight into clinical application through real-time, virtual site visits, discuss new trends and developments (e.g. requirements on standards), and other hot topics related to rehabilitation technology. RehabWeek Virtual ‘21 will provide everyone an opportunity to share the latest understandings of academic and industrial research, and more importantly inspiring, innovative, and participative discussion around rehabilitation technology.

We are very much look forward to your participation and contribution!

Kind regards

RehabWeek Steering Committee

Dr Thierry Keller

Chair ICRT


RehabWeek Program

23 – 25 September 2021


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RehabWeek Program Overview


Dr. Vivian Mushahwar

Professor at the Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Alberta / Director of the SMART network

Dr. James Sulzer & Dr. Lindsay S. Karfeld-Sulzer

Assistant professor in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin / Chief Technology Officer of TeVido BioDevices

Dr. Aliki Thomas

Associate Professor in the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy and a cross appointed scientist of the Institute of Health Sciences Education, McGill University, Canada

RehabWeek 2021 Poster Presentations

Posters at the RehabWeek 2021 will be presented in platform Remo and will be available for viewing for participants during the poster sessions.
Some of the posters are also available in the Abstract E-Book that can be found on the virtual platform.

Asia-Pacific and Europe-Africa Poster Session
September 25, 2021, Session starts at 4pm SGP / 10.00 CEST

Europe-Africa & Americas Poster Session
September 25, 2021, Session starts at 18.00 CEST / 12pm EDST

Abstract Submissions

Abstract and paper submissions for poster and/or oral presentations are handled by each society individually.

Please check the below pages and make sure you adhere to the guidelines, including deadlines of the society to which you wish to submit your work.

Please note that while you are very welcome to submit DIFFERENT work to the different societies, the same work may only be submitted to one society! And please note that if you submit to more than one society, different deadlines may apply in addition to the difference in submission guidelines and possibly templates you are expected to use.


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Please note that 15% discount will be applied on all sponsorship options for the companies who are already IISART member. IISART welcomes new members, more information can be found at iisartonline


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