prof dr hab. Joanna Szczepańska-Gieracha
Chief Science Officer
Scientific manager of the VR TierOne project as part of the NCBR research grant. Professor at the Faculty of Physiotherapy at University School of Physical Education (AWF) in Wrocław and member of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) with scientific output of 120 Impact Factor points in publications from the Philadelphia List on the role of the psyche in the recovery process. Certified psychotherapist of the European Association of Psychotherapy. Psychotherapy teacher at the Polish Ericksonian Institute. 20+ years of experience in aiding patients affected by various diseases.
Chief Executive Officer
20+ years of experience in managing companies of all sizes. A visionary and originator of three companies, each of which turned out to be a commercial success. Knowledge in the field of psychology and interest in the possibilities of maintaining health at the highest level allows us for accurate decision making in the field of VR TierOne development.
Chief Technology Officer
15+ years of experience in creating 2D and 3D graphic designs. 6 years of experience as a technology director in three different companies. As a developer team leader, he created 4 IT products, each recognized by clients as a success.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
20 years of experience in the positions of financial analyst and operations director. Experience in the organization of investment processes and in the sale of companies.
Chief Strategy and Product Officer
15 years of experience in managing the product development process. Co-authorship in creating the idea and preparing 8 IT products that are successful on international markets.
Jarosław Szczygieł, PhD, MD
Physician – PhD in Medicine, specialist in neurology and medical rehabilitation completed post-graduate studies in medical law (University of Silesia in Katowice) and in management in health care (University of Economics in Katowice). He is the chief doctor of the 1st Department of Neurorehabilitation ``REPTY`` Uppersilesian Rehabilitation Center in Tarnowskie Góry, the member of the Scientific Council of this Hospital, author and co-author of several articles in the field of neurorehabilitation. As the investigator and the co-investigator, participates in clinical trials (since 2009).
Justyna Mazurek, PhD, MD
An assistant professor, physician, physiotherapist, teacher and researcher as well at the Department and Division of Medical Rehabilitation of Wroclaw Medical University in Poland and St. Hedwig Hospital in Trzebnica. Member of the Polish Society of Gerontology, the Polish Rehabilitation Society and the Polish Society of Neurorehabilitation. Her work and research focusses around meeting elderly people needs and geriatric rehabilitation.
Paweł Kiper, PhD
Scientific consultant and study chair within the project. 15+ years of clinical experience and 10+ years of experience in the application of innovative technologies to neurological patients (e.g. virtual reality, robotics). Responsible of the Virtual Reality Unit within the Laboratory of Neurorehabilitation Technologies at the San Camillo IRCCS srl hospital, Venice, Italy. Clinical advisor for physiotherapy students at the University of Padova, Italy. Lecturer at the Lunex University in Luxembourg.
Sebastian Rutkowski, PhD
Researcher and teacher at the Department of Physical Education and Physiotherapy of Opole University of Technology, physiotherapist with 10+ years of experience. Focused on virtual rehabilitation. Author of the first doctoral dissertation in Poland concerning the application of virtual reality in pulmonary rehabilitation. Author of 30+ presentations at scientific conferences, author of 15+ scientific articles.
Katarzyna Turek, PhD
Development of the music therapy layer
Music therapist, musician, master of arts. She works as an adjunct at the Department of Music Therapy of the Music Academy of K. Lipiński in Wrocław and as a music therapy consultant at the Meeting Center for people with dementia and their carers at „Na Ciepłej” MOPS in Wrocław. Author of scientific publications in the field of music therapy in the field of oncology, psychogeriatrics and neurodegenerative diseases. Completed a course of neuromusic therapy led by Sarah Johnson MM MT-BC.
Błażej Cieślik, PhD
Researcher examining and exploring different aspects of the postural stability in the context of cognitive impairment and various psychological disorders. University employee, mentor to a student research group and associate editor in an international scientific journal. Author of 15+ international scientific publications and many presentations at scientific conferences. Participant of the European project applicability of Virtual Reality in the field of Stroke Rehabilitation Brain4Train.
Certified Gestalt psychotherapist, certified sociologist and development trainer. She acquired her knowledge and skills at the Gestalt Therapy Institute in Krakow, member of EAP (European Association for Psychotherapy). Member of the Polish Society for Gestalt Psychotherapy.
Employee of the Department of Neurocognitive Studies at the University of Physical Education in Wroclaw. PhD student at the Medical University related to cognitive rehabilitation using virtual reality. Participation in EEG-fMRI data processing training. Completing an academic and didactic internship in anatomy and neuroscience at the Medical University of Gdańsk. Participation in the international Comparative Global Aging program in cooperation with the University of Nebraska at Omaha (USA).
Since 2000 working at Upper Silesian Rehabilitation Center „REPTY”, 10 years as a Head of the physiotherapists team, first on Neurological Unit, now on Coma Unit.
Since 2011 working also as a Teacher (clinicist) at Academy of Physical Education in Katowice. Certificated Bobath for adults Therapist, PNF Therapist and Kaltenborn-Evjenth Concept of Manual Therapy Therapist. Since 2019 IBITA Recognized Instructor Candidate.
Physiotherapist with extensive experience in working with the patient. Nordic Walking instructor, masseur technician. A graduate of post-graduate studies in Physiotherapy in Pediatrics. A 3rd year PhD student at the University of Physical Education in Wroclaw. Currently working with cardiac patients from the 2nd and 3rd stage of cardiac rehabilitation in outpatient settings.
Since 2008 she has been working as a psychologist in GCR ``Repty``, dealing with neuropsychological diagnosis and therapy of the patients of the 1st Neurological Rehabilitation Ward, and since 2019 also within the framework of the Medical Rehabilitation Centre. Since 2017, she has also been teaching Psychology. A graduate of psychology at the Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology of the University of Silesia. She completed the Course of Psychotherapy organized by the Department of Personality and Neurosis Treatment at the Dr. Babinski Hospital. Currently in the course of specialization in Clinical Psychology.