INTERVIEW #2 : Discovering DIGIT-PRE winners

In this first interview, find out more about ReMotion (Hauts-de-France) & LumenArt (South Netherlands), who will be responding to the challenge of the early detection and intervention in developmental coordination disorder with their project “DCDCare”.

Could you tell us about the activity and the purpose of your companies ReMotion and LumenArt?

ReMotion, originating from France, specializes in developing gamified rehabilitation solutions that integrate cutting-edge technologies such as virtual reality (VR) and motion sensing. Our primary focus is on creating engaging and personalized exercises to enhance the rehabilitation experience for individuals with various motor impairments.

LumenArt, hailing from the Netherlands, specializes in creating highly engaging and interactive environments through innovative lighting applications. Our expertise lies in designing immersive rooms that stimulate the senses and provide unique experiences for users.

Together, our companies aim to revolutionize the landscape of developmental coordination disorder (DCD) care by combining ReMotion’s gamified exercises with LumenArt’s interactive rooms, offering a holistic and effective solution for children undergoing rehabilitation.

What attracted you to DIGIT-PRE?

ReMotion and LumenArt were initially attracted to DIGIT-PRE by the opportunity it presented to expand our reach beyond our respective countries, France and the Netherlands. As SMEs operating in the European market, we saw great potential in partnering with organizations from different regions to collectively address common challenges.

Additionally, the availability of funding, mentoring, and in-kind services through DIGIT-PRE was a significant factor in our decision to participate. Securing financial support, along with access to mentorship and in-kind resources, would enable us to invest in research and development, accelerating the enhancement of our products and services.

Moreover, the themes outlined in the open call, particularly the focus on highly engaging solutions, resonated strongly with our mission and expertise. We are passionate about creating immersive and interactive experiences for our users, and we saw DIGIT-PRE as an ideal platform to further pursue this goal.

Could you describe your common project "DCDCare" in a few words?

The DCDcare solution, comprising immersive and interactive rehabilitation rooms, integrates cutting-edge technology such as interactive projectors and responsive lighting systems, virtual reality and motion sensing.

These rooms are equipped with interactive projectors and lighting systems that respond to movement, creating engaging and stimulating experiences for children with DCD. Within these rooms, a variety of gamified exercises are incorporated to target specific motor skills and cognitive functions. For example, exercises may include activities that focus on improving hand-eye coordination, balance, and spatial awareness.

The interactive nature of the exercises encourages active participation and provides immediate feedback, enhancing the effectiveness of the rehabilitation process.

By providing a dynamic and interactive environment, DCDcare supports stakeholders in children’s care, aiding in both diagnosis and rehabilitation processes.

What challenges have you faced so far when working with a partner from another country?

Working with a partner from another country has presented its own set of challenges, albeit with some notable commonalities and a relatively smooth working system as if we were long-term partners. However, one of the primary challenges has been navigating through different regulations, laws, and potential cultural differences.

While we share common ground in many aspects, understanding and adhering to the regulatory frameworks of each country requires thorough study and adaptation. Additionally, there are psychological factors to consider, such as the need to delve deeper into the cultural nuances of both countries and potentially other European countries where expansion is planned in the near future.

These factors necessitate careful consideration and ongoing efforts to ensure effective collaboration and successful project implementation across borders.

Finally, have you already taken part in a European project before? If not, what are your concerns? If so, why do it again?

As for ReMotion and LumenArt, this is our first experience participating in a European project. Our primary concerns revolve around the regulatory processes and validation requirements, ensuring that our company remains fully compliant with all European regulations. However, despite these initial concerns, we recognize the immense value in participating in European projects. The opportunity to collaborate on a European scale opens doors to new networks, expertise, and resources that can significantly enhance our project outcomes and propel our company forward. Therefore, despite the challenges, we are eager to embrace this opportunity and contribute to the advancement of our industry on a European level.

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