University of Haifa
Prof. Weiss directs the Laboratory for Innovations in Rehabilitation Technology (LIRT) at the University of Haifa where she develops and evaluates novel virtual environments, haptic interfaces, co-located and online technologies to explore the effect of individual and collaborative rehabilitation. Rehabilitation and special education populations of in-terest include stroke, spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, developmental coordination dis-order, autism and head trauma. She worked with the Gertner Institute led by Prof. Mor-dechai Shani to develop and implement ReAbility Online, a tele-rehabilitation system which won first prize in the 2014 AbbVie-TEDMED competition for sustainable healthcare. Prof. Weiss’ research has been funded by the European Union, the Israel Science Foundation, the Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology and the Israeli Cen-ter of Research Excellence (I-CORE): Learning in a NetworKed Society. In this context, she studies collaborative technologies and 3D printing as novel pedagogical and rehabilitation methods. She is a founding board member of the International Society for Virtual Rehabilitation, Steering committee chair of the International Conference on Vir-tual Rehabilitation series and was on the advisory board for the University of Southern California’s National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research RERC on Technologies for Successful Aging with Disability. She has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, co-edited two books, and delivered numerous keynote addresses at international conferences.