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Rowing Reimagined – Symposium Session on Virtual Reality for Rowing

17 mei 2023

We are very excited to invite you on the first of June to our ‘Rowing Reimagined symposium’. At the Amsterdam Institute of Sports Sciences, the University of Twente and the VU Amsterdam will present the first-ever multi-person Virtual Reality rowing platform. The platform enables rowers from all over the world to row together in VR. During the event, you can experience what it is like to row in VR, listen to presentations on rowing and virtual reality, and visit the poster session that highlight our latest findings. If you are interested in sports science, technology, and computer science, this symposium is for you! Join the session by clicking this link


13:00 – 13.15 Walk-in with coffee and tea
13.15 – 13:30 Welcome and introduction
13:15 – 13:30 Scientific talks and presentations

13:30 – 13:45 Interpersonal Coordination in Crew Rowing – dr. Laura Cuijper
13:45 – 14:00 RP3 – The True Rowing Experience as a Self-Coaching Device – Jan Lammers
14:00 – 14:15 The Design and Development of a Virtual Reality Training Platform for Crew Rowing – Jordi Weldink
14:15 – 14:30 The Rowing Reimagined Platform – A New Tool for Rowing Research and Training Practice – Yannick Hill

14:30 – 15:00 Coffee break and live demonstration of the Rowing Reimagined platform

15:00 – 15:30 Poster session with the latest results on rowing and Virtual Reality
15:30 – 15:45 Closing drinks and networking opportunity
15:45 – 17:00 Experience rowing in Virtual Reality yourself

We kick off our program with presentations from four experts in the field of rowing, technology, virtual reality, and sports science. Dr. Laura Cuijpers, assistant professor at the University of Groningen, will present her work on interpersonal coordination in rowing. Laura will dive into the factors that enable rowers to move in unison and be in perfect sync. Laura’s opening talk will be followed by a presentation of Jan Lammers, CEO of RP3 Rowing, on the design and development of the RP3 rowing simulator. Jan will reflect on the potential of the RP3 to fulfil the role of coach in rowing practice. Jordi Weldink follows up with his presentation on the design and development of a virtual reality training platform for crew rowing. Jordi will share his knowledge on the creation of virtual words, connecting humans from all over the world, and providing flexible and adaptive feedback. The final presentation of the day will be given by dr. Yannick Hill, assistant professor at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Yannick will provide an expose of the potential that the ‘Rowing Reimagined’ platform offers in terms of rowing research and practice.

After the presentations, we will provide a live demonstration of the system and we will host a poster session where you can learn about the latest research on rowing and virtual reality. Finally, at the end of the day, you get the chance to step aboard our virtual rowing setup and experience for yourself what it is like to row in virtual reality.

How to join the session?

The Rowing Reimagined symposium, with its live demo’s and poster presentations, is best experienced in person. However, you can also follow the program online. The live-stream will start on Thursday afternoon at 13:00. Join the session by clicking this link. Please make sure to be ready at 13:15 when dr. Dees Postma will start the event.


The session will take place at our AISS Hub, at the “OZW building” situated on the VU Campus. Click on the map above for detailed travel instructions.

Our HUB is very well connected to different kinds of public transport. If you prefer to travel by car you can find more information regarding parking here.

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