Foren, the Spanish method of Neuro-Rehabilitation with virtual reality


When science, technology, research and talent go hand in hand, there is no impossible challenge. This has been demonstrated Foren method, created by Dr. Charo Ortín, director of the Foren Center, and the incubator The Vrain, which is achieving promising results thanks to the application of Virtual Reality to the inpatient drug rehab of patients with supervening neurological injuries. Only six months after its presentation in society, Foren Method has already been awarded as the best global VR project of the year.

In the second edition of the VR NOW Awards, the event dedicated exclusively to VR, pioneer in Europe, Foren Method has won the “VR NOW Grand Prize”, For which an international jury recognizes the best global Virtual Reality project, based on a double criterion of quality and innovation. Likewise, it has obtained the award “VR Impact Award”, Whose objective is to highlight the VR project with the best results in achieving a real and transcendent change and impact. Both awards were presented on November 16, in a ceremony held during the VR Now Conference –One of the most important events around Virtual Reality- in Berlin

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With these recognitions, they are already three prizes harvested by Foren Method in record time, since, at the end of October, it also triumphed in the “Halo Awards”, Held in Amsterdam during the event VR Days Europe, which this edition had more than a thousand VR professionals from European countries and the United States. Foren Method won the first prize in the category of “Applied Technology”, having demonstrated with tangible results the ability of VR to treat neurological damage.

The result of more than four years of research by Dr. Charo Ortín and created in collaboration with The Vrain, Foren method is based on the ability of Virtual Reality to “trick” the brain, generating the illusion of movement from a first person perspective and ultimately achieving a amazing recovery of sensitivity and motor control.

This method even manages to achieve recovery of movement in patients with motor injuries caused by diseases (such as stroke or multiple sclerosis) or accidents (spinal cord injury, head trauma, etc.), who also obtain an extra motivation that is impossible to achieve with other methods. “Neurovirtuality” was born.