Read new developments on healthcare startups such as Seven Bridges, Scipher Medicine, Applied VR and more.
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… Read More »AppliedVR Lands $29M for VR Platform to Treat Chronic Pain
“Gamification” – adding game-like elements into non-game or real-world settings – has become a popular concept in the pharmaceutical, healthcare, and event industries, especially as virtual engagement becomes more common during COVID-19. However, it is proving more than a mere buzzword. With diverse applications and… Read More »Gamification for patient care, medical education, and virtual engagement
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… Read More »VR and AR Simulation Medical Training Can Reduce Medical Errors
Not too long ago virtual reality (VR) tech might have seemed like a dream, but now it’s being harnessed by the healthcare industry for a wide variety of purposes, and during COVID-19 has helped educate physicians when real-world training isn’t feasible Commercial VR is still… Read More »VR, COVID and ensuring safety with cutting-edge tech
What You Should Know: – XRHealth announce it will launch a new virtual reality telehealth clinic in Israel, slated to open on November 1st. – The VR-driven telehealth clinic treats patients in Israel for symptoms related to Stress & Anxiety, ADHD, Motor & Cognitive Rehabilitation,… Read More »XRHealth to Launch Virtual Reality Telehealth Clinic in Israel In November
The Los Angeles-based startup received a breakthrough device designation from the FDA for using VR to manage chronic pain. It recently published the results of a 92-person virtual trial testing VR for pain management at home.
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… Read More »FDA Grants AppliedVR Breakthrough Designation for Virtual Reality Chronic Pain Treatment
What You Should Know: – Today, FundamentalVR, global pioneers in immersive VR surgical skills training and skills data analytics, announced the expansion of its surgical specialty capabilities with the addition of ophthalmology. The new capabilities allow it to support medical device and life science companies… Read More »FundamentalVR Expands VR Surgical Capabilities to Ophthalmology
What You Should Know: – Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN performed the first-ever shoulder arthroplasty procedure using Wright Medical’s groundbreaking BLUPRINT Mixed Reality Technology, which provides surgeons a 3-D holographic view of the patient’s pre-operative plan. – The Mixed Reality Application is the latest addition to Wright’s BLUEPRINT ecosystem and enables… Read More »Mayo Clinic Performs First Shoulder Arthroplasty Procedure Using Mixed Reality