Category: Augmented Reality

  • Lessons from the Pandemic and the Smart Facilities of Tomorrow

    Charlie Meyer, Senior Vice President of Sales, QLess  As much as we all wish it were otherwise, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to claim lives and upset stability around the world. If this worldwide disaster has a narrow silver lining, it is the many lessons it has to teach us moving forward. These lessons cover every […]

  • Digital operating room developer Proximie raises $80m

    Tech startup Proximie has raised $80 million in third-round financing that will be used to further develop its augmented reality platform, which allows surgeons to share best practices with other clinicians anywhere in the world. The London, UK-based company’s connected operating room (OR) platform means doctors can physically show each other where to make an […]

  • Virtual and augmented reality: Bringing the future to pharma manufacturing

    Virtual and augmented reality tools have reached a level of maturity to be utilised across various industries. In this article, Ben Hargreaves asks whether there is particular potential for the technologies to revolutionise staff training and reduce costs in pharma manufacturing. Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) have spent a lot of time in […]

  • MediView XR Secures $9.9M for Augmented Reality Surgical Navigation Platform

    What You Should Know: – MediView XR, Inc., raises $9.9M in SAFE financing syndicated by Inside View Investments, LLC, a private investment firm.  MediView has raised approximately $14.4MM in total funding to date. – Investment will support key technology development, commercialization and regulatory submissions. MediView XR Inc., a Cleveland-based medtech company that leverages augmented reality, remote connectivity […]

  • XRHealth Secures $10M to Expand Virtual Reality Treatment in the Metaverse

    What You Should Know: – XRHealth, the gateway to the healthcare metaverse,  announced today that they raised $10M in funding to expand virtual healthcare treatment in the Metaverse. The funding was backed by HTC, Bridges Israel impact investment fund, AARP, and crowdfunding on and existing investors. – XRHealth’s platform is FDA and CE registered and provides an immersive […]

  • XRHealth Awarded Patent to Measure Sway and Conduct Fall Risk Assessment

    What You Should Know: XRHealth received a patent to measure sway and conduct a fall risk assessment in virtual and augmented reality. XRHealth, the leader in extended reality and therapeutic telehealth applications, announces today that they received a patent to measure sway and conduct a fall risk assessment using virtual reality and augmented reality therapy. Assessing Postural Sway […]

  • Reshaping Imaging: 4 Areas Enhancing Provider Workflows & Patient Care

    Paul Shumway, co-founder at Novarad Ever since Wilhelm Roentgen created the first X-ray image in 1895, few technologies have had more influence on medicine than those related to clinical imaging. It’s pretty remarkable if we compare the MRI, CT, and X-ray technologies of even just 20 years ago with those of today. Rapid innovation is […]

  • Digital surgery firm Activ raises $45m for AR software

    Activ Surgical has raised $45 million in second-round financing to help develop its augmented reality (AR) based software, designed to provide additional information to surgeons as they carry out procedures. The Boston-based company – which also produces surgical hardware – said it will use the funding primarily to roll out its recently-launched ActivInsights software suite, […]

  • TRIPP Launches First Augmented Reality Experience On 5G-Powered Glasses

    What You Should Know: – TRIPP, a Los Angeles, CA-based XR wellness and digital psychedelic platform, today announced its continued expansion beyond virtual reality into augmented reality (AR), launching on Nreal’s mixed reality glasses in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Germany and Spain. TRIPP was also selected as one of six companies to join T-Mobile’s Wellness […]

  • Proximie Raises $38M to Expand Augmented Reality Surgical Platform in U.S. & European Markets

    What You Should Know: – Proximie, a health technology platform company focused on digitizing operating and diagnostic rooms, announced the completion of its $38 million Series B equity financing led by F-Prime Capital, with participation from new investors Questa Capital, Eight Roads, Maverick Ventures, and the support of existing investors Global Ventures, BECO Capital and […]

  • AppliedVR Lands $29M for VR Platform to Treat Chronic Pain

    What You Should Know: – AppliedVR, a Los Angeles, CA-based company advancing the next generation of digital medicine, today announced $29 million in Series A funding, bringing its total funds raised to date to $35 million. The round, which includes key investors F-Prime Capital, JAZZ Venture Partners, Sway Ventures, GSR Ventures, Magnetic Ventures and Cedars-Sinai, […]

  • VR and AR Simulation Medical Training Can Reduce Medical Errors

    Adam Dougherty, MD, MPH Chief Medical Officer, SimX Human error is an inevitable event in the practice of any trade, including healthcare and medicine. The errors made in medicine can have many negative effects for patients and healthcare providers. A study out of Johns Hopkins in 2016 found that medical errors accounted for over 250,000 […]

  • COVID-19 Exposed The True Vulnerability of Healthcare Infrastructure

    Martyn Crew, Director of Solutions Marketing at Gigamon In 2019, 41 million patient records breached in 572 reported incidents at an average cost of $1.8 million per breach. These statistics are far from surprising with healthcare records selling for a reported average of $45 on the dark web. Unfortunately, the year 2020 aggravated these issues […]

  • FDA Grants AppliedVR Breakthrough Designation for Virtual Reality Chronic Pain Treatment

    What You Should Know: – FDA awards AppliedVR Breakthrough Device designation for treating treatment-resistant fibromyalgia and chronic intractable lower back pain – AppliedVR’s EaseVRx program helps patients learn self-management skills grounded in evidence-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and other behavioral methods. AppliedVR, a pioneer advancing the next generation of digital medicine, today announced its EaseVRx […]