Virtual Reality Applied Dr. Thomas Schueler / Software Developer and Researcher


Best Poster Award for our contribution to ICVR 2015

Our short paper and poster presented at the 2015 International Conference for Virtual Rehabilitation in Valencia (9. - 12. june) was awarded with the "Best Poster - Honorable Mention" award!

Schüler, T., Ferreira dos Santos, L., & Hoermann, S. (2015). Designing virtual environments for motor rehabilitation: towards a framework for the integration of best-practice information. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation ICVR 2015 in Valencia, IEEE Xplore Online. Awarded: Best Poster - Honorable Mention


Contribution to ICVR 2015

Our poster paper "Designing virtual environments for motor rehabilitation: towards a framework for the integration of best-practice information" (co-authors: Luara Ferreira dos Santos, Simon Hoermann) was accepted for ICVR 2015. With this contribution we further develop our conceptualization of VR-feedback to a practical framework and guideline. Join us at the conference to discuss how this framework may aid the task of designing virtual environments for motor rehabilitation.

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Dissertation completed :)

On 4th of november I had my doctoral defense and passed it successfully! In the meantime the thesis was published and is available at the university of osnabrück:

  • Thomas Schüler. Abstrakte virtuelle Illusionen für die Schlaganfalltherapie. Dissertation, Universität Osnabrück, November 2014. urn:nbn:de:gbv:700-2014121712964
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Contribution to ICDVRAT 2014

Together with Luara Ferreira dos Santos (TU Berlin) and Simon Hoermann (University of Otago, New Zealand) I wrote a short paper which introduces a conceptualization of virtual reality environments for motor rehabilitation. We distinguish three different types of visual feedback and link them to three dimensions of presence. The paper is titled "Harnessing the Experience of Presence for Virtual Motor Rehabilitation: Towards a Guideline for the Development of Virtual Reality Environments" and was accepted for presentation at the ICDVRAT in Gothenburg, Sweden on September 2-4, 2014.

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Contribution to Mensch & Computer 2014

My article titled "Abstrake virtuelle Umgebung für die Schlaganfalltherapie" was accepted for full paper publication at the Mensch & Computer conference 2014, which will be held at the Technische Universität München.

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Contribution to ISPR 2014

Our paper "Telepresence and motor rehabilitation in an abstract virtual environment for stroke patients" was accepted for the Presence conference 2014 organised by the ISPR. I wrote the paper together with Sonja Drehlmann, Friederike Kane and Harry von Piekartz. We introduce the AVUS system, which was developed explicitly drawing on telepresence research, and describe our pilotstudy and prospective results.

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ICVR 2013

I will present a poster at ICVR 2013 in Philadelphia! Together with colleagues from the physiotherapy department of the University of Applied Science in Osnabrück we wrote a short paper that introduces the AVUS system and the protocol for a pilotstudy. The poster will present preliminary results from the study with which we tested the AVUS system for stroke patients.

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ICEC 2012

I participated in this year's "International Conference on Entertainment Computing" in Bremen and presented my project with a poster. The audience valued the project and provided very good feedback. The publication is available as a final draft on this side under Publications and the published version is available on

Therapeutic Presence - Virtual Illusions for Neurorehabilitation, poster paper 

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I attended this years "International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality and Associated Technologies" (ICDVRAT) in Laval, France from 10th to 12th september. I presented the attached poster and demo'ed the final version of the software prototype that I developed and tested during my research visit at ICT, LA. The feedback to the demo was positive!

Generative Design for Virtual motor rehabilitation, short paper

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Poster presentation on Campus 2011

Poster Therapeutic PresenceI participated in this year's "Campus" summer academy of the Heinrich-Böll foundation and I presented my phd project with a poster.

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