Team of researchers in immersive technology in rehabilitation (ITR)


29 researchers

6 faculties

2 universities

The CIRRIS as research center

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About us


To promote the CIRRIS as a provincial, national and even international leader in research involving immersive technology  in rehabilitation and social participation.

  • To encourage collaborations and exchanges to push the creation of new ideas.

  • To assist in training, recruiting and retaining highly qualified personnel.

  • To provide means to support communication and knowledge transfer between members and different stakeholders.

To increase the volume and innovation of research in Immersive Technology  in Rehabilitation by optimizing the synergy that generates ideas and by a more efficient sharing of material and human resources.



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Exploring the Relationships Between Altered Body Perception, Limb Position Sense, and Limb Movement Sense in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.

Brun C, Giorgi N, Pinard AM, Gagné M, McCabe CS, Mercier C.

J Pain. 2019 Jan;20(1):17-27.

Quantification of upper limb position sense using an exoskeleton and a virtual reality display.

Deblock-Bellamy A, Batcho CS, Mercier C, Blanchette AK.

J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2018 Mar 16;15(1):24.

Gait Training after Stroke on a Self-Paced Treadmill with and without Virtual Environment Scenarios: A Proof-of-Principle Study.

Richards CL, Malouin F, Lamontagne A, McFadyen BJ, Dumas F, Comeau F, Robitaille NM, Fung J.

Physiother Can. 2018 Summer;70(3):221-230

Suppression of Sensorimotor Alpha Power Associated With Pain Expressed by an Avatar: A Preliminary EEG Study.

Joyal CC, Neveu SM, Boukhalfi T, Jackson PL, Renaud P.

Front Hum Neurosci. 2018 Jul 9;12:273

Motor and sensory disturbances induced by sensorimotor conflicts during passive and active movements in healthy participants.

Brun C, Gagné M, McCabe CS, Mercier C. PLoS One. 2018 Aug 29;13(8)

A Virtual Reality avatar interaction (VRai) platform to assess residual executive dysfunction in active military personnel with previous mild traumatic brain injury: proof of concept.

Robitaille N, Jackson PL, Hébert LJ, Mercier C, Bouyer LJ, Fecteau S, Richards CL, McFadyen BJ.

Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2017 Oct;12(7):758-764

Newest publications in immersive technologies in rehabilitation

Litterature review on IEEE Xplore (2000 à 2018). ULaval access required


2020 6th International Conference on Virtual Reality (ICVR 2020)

Feb 8, 2020 - Feb 10, 2020          


ICVR 2020 is a forum to discuss new advances and developments in virtual reality by involving researchers, senior technical people, domain experts, and academics together.


15th International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications

Feb 27, 2020 - Feb 29, 2020        

Valletta, Malta

The International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications aims at becoming a major point of contact between researchers, engineers and practitioners in Computer Graphics.

Salento AVR 2020 : 7th International Conference on Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Computer Graphics

Lecce, Italy

Jun 8, 2020 - Jun 11, 2020

Intends to bring together the community of researchers, scientists and innovators in order to discuss key issues, approaches, ideas, open problems, innovative applications and trends on virtual and augmented reality, 3D visualization and computer graphics in the areas of medicine, cultural heritage, arts, education, entertainment, military and industrial applications.


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Québec, QC, G1M 2S8


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