Han Gil Seo, MD, PhD
Seoul National University Hospital
Dr. Han Gil Seo is a clinical professor of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine in Seoul National University Hospital, South Korea. He graduated from Seoul National University College of Medicine and obtained his doctoral degree in medical science from the same university. He conducted collaborative research at the UC Irvine Biorobotics Laboratory as a visiting scholar between 2022 and 2023.
His area of expertise is neurorehabilitation, with a particular focus on the treatment and research of patients with brain disorders, such as stroke and Parkinson’s disease. His work encompasses exploring and implementing advanced technologies for functional improvement in these patients. He receives research grants from the National Research Foundation of Korea and the Ministry of Health and Welfare for his work on noninvasive neuromodulation techniques. His researches on VR technologies is supported by the Ministry of SMEs and Startups. To date, he has published approximately 100 research papers in the field of neurorehabilitation. Detailed information can be found at the follow link: https://snucm.elsevierpure.com/en/persons/y-seo-5.
Dr. Seo began researching VR in 2016 and has been collaborating with Techvillage Co., a Korean VR startup, since 2017. Initially, he developed an immersive VR rehabilitation program for upper limb rehabilitation. The pilot study involving stroke patients received the Best Early Career Poster in Technology Award at the 2019 American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. This program is currently undergoing a randomized crossover clinical trial. Subsequently, he has been developing VR training program that combines motor and cognitive components, tailored for patients with Parkinson’s disease. The feasibility study for this program won the Best Oral Presentation Award at the Annual Conference of Korean Society for NeuroRehabilitation, 2022.