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Prof. Dr. Christian Hopmann
Faculty / Institution:
Mechanical Engineering
Project duration:
01.01.2019 to 31.12.2021
EU contribution:
1.694.313 Euro


Preparing Children at Home for MR Scanning; a COSMOnautic Virtual Reality Fairy Tale


COSMO@HOME is developing an app for children to prepare at home for upcoming MRI scans, so they won’t need sedation during the actual scan. The app will contain different personalised modules, including games that teach children to lay still or breath deeply, a virtual reality version of a scan and information for parents. The aim is to reduce sedation of children taking MRIs by 20%.


  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (Coordinator)   
  • Philips Electronics Nederland B.V., Netherlands
  • RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Sweden


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This activity has received funding from the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union, under the Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.