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Virtualis is a great mix of skills and personalities that gets involved every day in an exciting adventure and works seriously, without ever taking itself seriously.

An imperative we are committed to:

team spirit

caring

excellence

conviviality

agility

these are our internal values, the DNA of our team!

Team Virtualis

An imperative we are committed to:

team spirit

caring

excellence

conviviality

agility

these are our internal values, the DNA of our team!

Franck Assaban

Physiotherapist - Founder, President

Franck is the founder of Virtualis. He is the designer of the software and platforms of Bilans & Rééducation. He is an expert kinesitherapist in Rehabilitation of Balance Disorders (3 University Diplomas in this field*). He is the first therapist in the world to have designed a Rehabilitation software with a Virtual Reality immersion mask as of 2014. He has this double competence: Health Professional and Virtual Reality Content Designer.
Franck is regularly invited to international scientific congresses to present his work, to show the potential of RV for therapeutic purposes or to bring his expertise as a therapist.
A true builder and visionary, Franck leads his teams so that everyone can express themselves and innovate every day, while respecting the internal values of Virtualis.
Franck also has many other strings to his bow: musician, singer, actor, barbecue master, darts champion and recently, a warrior on the tennis courts ...

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Patricia Besson

Chief Marketing Officer

Patricia joined the team to take Virtualis to the next level in Marketing & Communication and not only that. She drives the brand image, marketing & communication strategy and works with the shared goal of Virtualis: customer satisfaction. Patricia likes to innovate, build and structure, to accompany Virtualis' exciting business project, while giving meaning to its actions, centered on the human factor. Patricia overflows with energy and enthusiasm, she likes to move boxes and share. Passionate about sports: tennis, skiing ... (before joining Virtualis, Patricia already knew the physiotherapists' clinics well, having spent a lot of time there in rehabilitation following numerous injuries :-)), she also loves travelling and eating well. One sentence that inspires her: "I never lose, either I win or I learn" Nelson Mandela.

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Laurent Froin

International Sales

After a solid experience in business development (Sales Director for EADS-USA, Xerox, etc...), he joined the Virtualis team to guide its busness development in France and internationally. After having contributed to the development in France, Laurent is now dedicated to international development in order to maintain and consolidate its position as World Leader in the field of Therapeutic VR (Virtual Reality) applications.
He is also committed to improving follow-up and ensuring customer satisfaction. Passionate about sailing and diving, Laurent also has a talent for imitation...

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Victoria Perez

Office Manager

Victoria has been involved in the development of Virtualis since its inception and has a solid experience in customer relations. Victoria's role is transversal within Virtualis. She oversees the organization of Virtualis (Administration, HR...) and the overall coordination, with one objective: that everything works so that our customers are satisfied in the end. Victoria loves thrills (jumping into the void with a parachute? not even afraid!), good meals, traveling and her good mood takes her entourage on board!

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Patrick Olivo

VP Sales & Operations, US market

With many years of business development in medical device, Patrick is fully committed to deploying Virtualis' presence in the North American market.
His enthusiasm, his business/market expertise and his commitment to customer satisfaction are real assets for the development of therapeutic virtual reality solutions designed by Virtualis, on the North American market.
Patrick is passionate about sports: baseball, golf, fitness. He likes to get up every morning convinced that he is helping to build something good. His motto: "Change is the end result of all true learning".

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Franz Gayet

Occupational Therapist - Consultant Trainer

Franz is an Occupational Therapist and also studied Cell Biology and Physiology. Franz joined Virtualis to bring his clinical vision and experience to the training of our users. He is also a member of the internal Scientific Committee that works on new treatment protocols and participates in software development. Franz is curious about everything, passionate about sliding on water, snow and ice (ice hockey), he lacks time to play the saxophone. His motto? Taking care of others and transmitting.

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Philippe Gilmer

Physiotherapist - Consultant Trainer

Philippe is Physiotherapist, trained as an Osteopath and has 20 years of clinical practice including private practice, hospital employee, sports physiotherapist, trainer consultant for medical devices, sales to physiotherapists. Philippe joined Virtualis to bring his clinical vision and experience to the training of our users. He is also a member of the internal Scientific Committee that works on new care protocols and participates in software development.

Philippe is curious about everything (open-minded). Passionate about sports, (except billiards, darts unlike Franck, and petanque ...) and also the 3rd half, having at heart to help and improve others. His Leitmotiv? "When you really want to (and it's visceral) you can. Obstacles are then only steps."

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Dr. Jennifer Stoskus

PT, TPD, NCS - Director of Clinical Training in the USA

Jennifer Stoskus, PT, DPT, NCS has over 10 years of outpatient physical therapy experience spanning Neurologic and Orthopedic clinical practice. She is a Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist and ABPTS board certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist (NCS). Dr. Jen works as an adjunct professor for local Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Programs in NJ and NY, teaching clinical neuroscience and other coursework related to vestibular, balance, and concussion rehabilitation with an emphasis on technology in clinical practice. She also comes with experience in the medical device industry as a clinical educator and trainer. Jennifer is passionate about using technology as a tool to drive the field of rehabilitation forward and “see beyond reality.” She is a member of the internal Scientific Committee which works on new treatment protocols and participates in software development. Dr. Jen’s motto? “Never stop wondering (never stop asking questions), never stop learning!”

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Loïc Dupuis

Physiotherapist - External Training Consultant

Loïc has a long experience as a Masseur-Kinésithérapeute DE acquired in his private practice with a very manual and qualitative practice. CRF, SSR, Private practice, CHU of Grenoble in Vascular Neurology and Pediatrics, he was able to apprehend the different typologies of patients. He intervenes as an external Consultant/Trainer to put this experience at the service of user training, to bring his clinical vision and is a member of the internal Scientific Committee which works on new care protocols and participates in software development.
Loïc is passionate about music (hi-fi, acoustics), in search of encounters, discoveries and driven by a contemplative curiosity 🙂

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Angela Julienne

PhD in Neurosciences - Doctoral student

Angela is a PhD student in Neuroscience and joined the team to work on her CIFRE thesis project. The objective of her thesis is firstly to pilot a clinical study on the normative values of the Dynamic & Static Posturography Assessments and on the accuracy of the assessments, performed on the MotionVR and StaticVR platforms. In a second phase, Angela will work on the development of new types of assessments (prediction of falls, balance strategy...) in more "ecological" and dynamic conditions... in short, to reinvent the Posturology of tomorrow.
Passionate about dance (especially salsa, bachata), travel (self-proclaimed polyglot) and curious and questioning nature, her leitmotiv is: "Set a goal so big you can't achieve it until you become the person who can"!

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Romain Dufour

Supply Chain Manager

All logistics, orders, delivery to our customers ... Romain is there. Romain is responsible for the entire supply chain and ensures that our customers are satisfied. Rigorous, agile and versatile, he is always on the lookout for solutions so that the chain is not broken.
Romain is also a big fan of Star Wars, Marvel comics, music (Rap...), Football and sports in general. His motto: "Do it or don't do it. There's no test." Yoda

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Mirela Balog

Quality Manager

Mirela's expertise in the field of medical devices enables Virtualis to ensure the implementation of quality processes and regulatory compliance of its Therapeutic VR (Virtual Reality) applications.
Thanks to her rigor and methods, Mirela contributes on a daily basis to customer satisfaction, a true commitment of Virtualis. Her motto: "Remember to always dare".

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Guilhem Trauchessec

VR Engineer

Guilhem is responsible for the design of Virtualis software. Expert in Development, VR, Unity, Software Design, C#, 3D Modeling, Guilhem also brings his rigor, great creativity and a real technical mastery. He is always ready to help and share.
His passions? Travelling, climbing, rhum and cheese. One sentence that guides him: "They didn't know it was impossible so they did it".

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Théo Clayette

VR Engineer

Theo is responsible for the design of Virtualis software. Development, VR, Unity, Software Design, C#, Project Management have no more secrets for him. Theo is committed to developing software that meets the needs of our customers on a daily basis. Always smiling whatever the circumstances, he is also always ready to help and find solutions.
Theo is passionate about longboarding, travelling and enjoys good beer 🙂
His motto: "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."

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Jeremy Daffix

VR Engineer

Jeremy is an expert in Development, VR, Unity, Software Design, C# and is responsible for the design of Virtualis software. Discreet but highly involved, Jérémy brings his expertise and ideas for new software development.
Jeremy loves playing guitar, heavy metal concerts, literature (reading and writing), traveling, beer tasting and Saint Nectaire cheese :-). His motto: "It's not doubt, it's certainty that drives you crazy." - Friedrich Nietzsche

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Julien Lesinski

Junior VR Engineer

Julien joined the Developer team after his Master's degree in Computer Science where he trained in Development, VR, Unity, Software Design, C# and after completing his internship at Virtualis.
Passionate about design, illustration, curious about everything and also a great ice cream lover !

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Florian Rodriguez

Assembly and installation technician

Florian has joined the Virtualis Logistics & After Sales team as an Assembly and Installation Technician. He works in the team of Romain, Logistics & After Sales Manager and by his daily actions contributes to the satisfaction of our customers.
Florian is passionate about sports, marine aquariums, good burgers and cold beer.
A phrase he particularly likes: "The heart gives the direction, the brain the solution, the body the concretisation" Luis Fernandez.
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Dylan Giamporcaro

Marketing & Communication Trainee

Dylan joined Virtualis as a Marketing & Communication Trainee. Dylan arrived to reinforce the Marketing & Communication team and works on various audiovisual, print and digital creations but not only: social networks, website and many other missions will be entrusted to him. Passionate about graphic design, drawing and new technologies, Dylan also loves manga, cinema, desserts and discovering the world around him.
His motto: "Every difficulty encountered must be an opportunity for new progress."

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Amina Mokeddem

Administrative and Accounting Assistant

Amina joined the team as an Administrative and Accounting Assistant on an apprenticeship contract and works under the direction of Victoria, Office Manager. Amina is endowed with an innate rigour that is at the service of others, her experience is a real resource for Virtualis.
Discreet but sparkling on a daily basis, Amina loves pastry and discovering the world.
Her motto: Live simply so that others may simply live (Gandhi)

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Kader Farah

Sedentary Salesperson

Kader, a Junior Sales Representative on an apprenticeship scheme, has joined the Virtualis sales team, which is made up of Consultants/Trainers (Physiotherapists and Ergo) and Sales Representatives. Kader brings his energy, enthusiasm and listening skills to contribute to the satisfaction of our customers.
Passionate about basketball and combat sports, he loves to travel and reading is his way of escaping.
His motto: "Every smile is a charity".

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Elodie, Romain and Tianning

Trainees VR Engineers

Elodie, Romain and Tianning have come to apply their acquired knowledge and strengthen the Virtualis VR developers' team as part of their 6-month IMAGINA Master's internship. No doubt that the three of them will bring a lot of positive energy, skills and beautiful achievements.

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* Training - Communications by Franck Assaban

  • DIU Rééducation Fonctionnelle de l'Equilibre, Paris VI (Alain Sémont - Pr Elisabeth Vitte) 2009
  • IUD Vestibular Rehabilitation, Paris VI (Dr Bernard Cohen - Dr Michel Toupet) 2010
  • DU Handicaps Sensoriels et Rééducation des Troubles de l'Equilibre, Paris VII (Pr Tran Ba Hui - Pr Yelnik) 2010
  • Member of the French Society of Vestibular Physiotherapy (SFKV) http://www.sfkv.fr/
  • Associate Member of the International Society of Otoneurology (ISO) http://sio-otoneuro.org/

Some examples of Scientific Communications :

  • Virtual Reality for Vestibular Rehabilitation - VAI Global Virtual Summit - An update on Vestibular System -Turkey - July 2020

  • Virtual Reality for Vestibular Rehabilitation - Audiology-Vestibular Science Forum - United Arab Emirates- April 2020

  • The Rehabilitation of Cinetosis in the physiotherapist's office: 8th congress of the SFKV - Rennes, France - March 2020

  • Virtual Reality for Motion Sickness Desensitization: Congress on Motion Sickness - Akureyri, Iceland - July 2019

  • Virtual Reality for Vestibular Rehabilitation: 11th Practical Approach to Vertigo Meeting - Istanbul, Turkey - October 2019

  • Virtual Reality for Motion Sickness Desensitization: 11th Practical Approach to Vertigo Meeting - Istanbul, Turkey - October 2019

  • Dynamic Posturography: Can the virtual replace the real? : 17th ENT Assises of Nice - Nice, France - January 2019

  • Vestibular Rehabilitation and Virtual Reality: 17th PACA ORL Congress - Mandelieu la Napoule, France - June 2019

  • Virtual Reality and Vestibular Rehabilitation: 18th SIRV Congress - Poitiers, France - May 2018

  • Virtual Reality at the service of Functional Rehabilitation: Day of the Tunisian Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Sousse, Tunisia - 2018

  • Sense Workshop: Virtual Reality in Rehabilitation - ENT World Congress - Paris 2017

  • Virtual Reality for Vestibular and Motion Sickness Rehabilitation - ENT World Congress - Paris 2017

  • Virtual Reality in Rehabilitation - European Neuro Convention - London - UK - June 2017

  • Desensitisation of kinetosis in vestibular physiotherapy - SCORL Days - Pitié Salpétrière - Paris 2017

  • Contribution of Virtual Reality in Neuro-Sensory Kinesitherapy - 5th SFKV Congress - Paris - April 2017

  • Virtual Reality at the service of Kinesitherapy - 6èmes Journées Francophones de Kinésithérapie - Paris - April 2017

  • Virtual Reality for Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation - Neuro Rehab Expo - London (UK) 2016

  • Virtual Reality and Vestibule - 50th IOS Symposium - Dijon 2016

  • Bringing Virtual Reality to Vestibular Kinesitherapy - 4th SFKV Congress - Lyon 2016

  • Cinetoses in 2015 - Contributions of Virtual Reality - 49th WIS Symposium - Fez (Morocco) 2015

  • Virtual Reality at the service of the Vestibule - WIS Spring Meeting - Mons (Belgium) 2015

  • The Contribution of Virtual Reality in Vestibular Rehabilitation - 17th Nice ENT meeting - 7th Equilibrium Rehabilitation Meeting - Nice 2015

  • Virtual Reality for Health - Laval Virtual Days, Health & Disability - Paris 2015

  • Contributions of Virtual Reality in the Treatment of Cinetosis - 48th Symposium of the SIO - 10th ESCEBD Symposium - Nancy 2014

  • New approach in the treatment of Cinetosis - 14th ENT meeting in Nice - 4th Balance Rehabilitation meeting - Nice 2012

  • New approach in the treatment of Kinetosis - 14th SIRV Congress - Marseille 2012

  • New approach in the treatment of Cinetosis - 45th Symposium of the IOS - Mondorf-les-Bains - Luxembourg 2011

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