It’s been a busy year here at AppAttic HQ, and despite there only being 9 weeks left, it’s about to get even busier. We’re very pleased to announce that our VR rehabilitation solution has progressed to Phase 2 of the Horizon 2020 EU stroke home rehab project, MAGIC, which commences on the 1st November.
The Mobile Assistance for Groups and Individuals in the Community (MAGIC) project is designed to discover innovative approaches to post-stroke care with a view to improving the independence of stroke survivors. It is the only Pre-Commercial Procurement of it’s kind on the island of Ireland, with project lead, Julie-Ann Walkden, Business Services Organisation, Health and Social Care Northern Ireland (BSO, HSCNI) winning a Horizon 2020 outstanding achievement award at the ‘Ireland’s Champions of EU Research’ Enterprise Ireland event earlier this year.
AppAttic’s successful tender for phase one was to research a novel VR-based mass-appeal game called Magic Moovr that could adapt to various degrees of disability post-stroke and be engaging for friends and family to play. Phase one was a success and we are now progressing to phase two where we will be designing a clinical trial protocol for concurrent research studies in the UK and Italy, alongside building out our VR prototype.
Very busy times, and very exciting times ahead!