Virtual Reality

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 …

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AppliedVR’s virtual reality therapy for pain cleared by FDA

A virtual reality system developed by AppliedVR that has been shown in trials to help reduce chronic lower back pain has been approved by the FDA as a prescription digital therapeutic (DTx). The EaseVRx system uses a VR headset and controller to deliver a course of 56 cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) sessions – each between …

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AppliedVR Secures $36M to Scale Therapeutic Virtual Reality Platform for Pain Management

What You Should Know: – AppliedVR, a Los Angeles, CA-based company advancing the next generation of immersive therapeutics, today announced $36 million in series B funding, bringing its total funding to $71M. The round, which included investments from F-Prime Capital, JAZZ Venture Partners, Sway Ventures and SVB Ventures, set up AppliedVR for rapid growth as …

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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 …

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Why the healthcare industry should experiment with VR in the Covid era

VR adoption is being stifled by the medical field’s scientific mindset, where a raft of clinical trials are first expected before adoption is even considered. This is of course an extremely valid consideration in the operating and treating stages, but can be limiting when over-broadly applied to the entire life cycle of the patient experience. 

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 …

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Osso VR Launches VR-based Surgical Proficiency Assessment Tool

What You Should Know: – Osso VR, a San Francisco, CA-based virtual reality-based surgical training company, today announced the launch the of its VR-based multimodal assessment experiences. In addition to adding this capability within its platform, Osso’s platform has also launched in multiple new languages in addition to English, including Japanese, Spanish, German and French …

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Ketamine One, OVR Technology Partner to Provide Scent-Enabled Virtual Reality for Patients

What You Should Know: – Ketamine One is now collaborating with OVR Technology to provide a first-of-its-kind VR scent experience as part of its patient treatment programs to provide its INHALE Wellness Platform over an initial term of two years in Ketamine One’s clinics. The INHALE Wellness Platform is an olfactory-enabled VR platform designed to …

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Curebase, AppliedVR Partner on Multiple VR Therapy Clinical Trials

What You Should Know:  – Curebase, a company committed to democratizing access to clinical studies, and AppliedVR, a pioneer advancing the next generation of digital medicine, today announced a one-year partnership where AppliedVR will deploy the Curebase platform to run five clinical trials assessing the effectiveness of virtual reality-based (VR) therapy to treat chronic pain. …

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TRIPP Acquires PsyAssist to Support Patients with VR-Powered Psychedelic Therapy

TRIPP, the fastest-growing digital psychedelics platform today acquired PsyAssist to commercialize a first-of-its-kind offering that supports the psychological healing journey of patients in psychedelic-assisted therapies. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. The acquisition will empower psychotherapists and patients to safely and effectively use TRIPP’s VR, AR, and mobile experiences for ketamine-assisted therapy, and clinical …

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Rendever Awarded $2M NIH Grant to Research Impact of Virtual Reality on Aging Population

What You Should Know: – Rendever, a Boston-based virtual reality (VR) platform built to help seniors overcome social isolation through shared experiences, announces that it has been awarded a $2M Phase II Grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). – This grant will fund a …

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Fresenius launches VR-based training for home dialysis patients

Fresenius has launched a virtual reality based training programme for people undergoing home dialysis in Germany, its home market, ahead of a rollout in other countries later this year. The VR system – called stay•safe MyTraining VR – is designed for use in patients undergoing  peritoneal dialysis, which uses the peritoneum in a person’s abdomen …

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Virtual reality therapy: The future of chronic pain management?

Could virtual reality tools be effective in helping patients ‘unlearn’ their chronic pain? pharmaphorum speaks to Professor Christopher Eccleston from the University of Bath’s Centre of Pain Research to find out how digital therapeutics are shaping the future of pain management. A digital software developed by Finnish drugmaker Orion is aiming to address chronic pain …

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Jolly Good/Teijin Pharma develop VR digital therapeutics for depression

Technology firm Jolly Good and Teijin Pharma have begun a partnership to develop virtual reality digital therapeutics (VR DTx) for major depressive disorder. The goal of the partnership for approval for the Japanese market from the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA). Jolly Good has already won a “Home Healthcare Award” in a programme held …

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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 …

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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, …

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Gamification for patient care, medical education, and virtual engagement

“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 approaches, it is quickly becoming a promising tool for patient …

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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 …

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VR, COVID and ensuring safety with cutting-edge tech

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 a relatively fresh prospect, but already the pharma and healthcare …

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XRHealth to Launch Virtual Reality Telehealth Clinic in Israel In November

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, post-COVID-19, Parkinson’s, Brain Injury, and more. XRHealth, a Boston, MA-based provider …

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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 …

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FundamentalVR Expands VR Surgical Capabilities to Ophthalmology

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 in improving the way they bring new tools and procedures …

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Mayo Clinic Performs First Shoulder Arthroplasty Procedure Using Mixed Reality

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 a surgeon to maintain a direct view of the surgical …

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