The IE Business School in Madrid, www.ie.edu/business-school, one of Europe's leading business schools, has elected the innovative virtual reality based rehabilitation system "RGS" as the best business case study to be taught in one of its school's programs, specifically the "Management Fundamentals for Scientist and Researchers" executive program.
RGS is an extraordinary example of brain-based technology developed within academia that has made an impact in the real world. In this context, the IE school build up an RGS case-study – called “Starting up RGS” as the result of a collaboration between Prof. Paul Verschure (RGS Principal Investigator and head of the SPECS group at UPF and ICREA), Dr Armin Duff (Researcher at SPECS/UPF), Carme Buisan (Funding Development & Management at SPECS/UPF) and IE members, Dr Peter Bryant and Dr José Lejarraga (both Professors of Entrepreneurship) and MBA student Greg Sussot. The IE Business School identified the RGS system as a clear example of innovative technology in the area of Tele-health and has recently recognized it as an outstanding case for technology transfer.
RGS, www.rgs-project.eu, was developed by the research group SPECS http://specs.upf.edu/ as a part of a EU research project that dealt with understanding brain function and its recovery after stroke. As a rehabilitation system for stroke patients, the RGS application has been scientifically corroborated by its successful use in the clinic, and as an at home rehabilitation system, since it has been proven to help in the recovery of lost body & brain function after stroke [see RGS scientific publications].