VRHealth uses Oculus technology to redefine patient care
FDA-registered medical applications provide immersive experiences
By Karelyn EvE Lambert –
As one of the first virtual reality healthcare companies that is ISO-certified and provides applications that are FDA authorized, VRHealth is breaking new ground in the patient care sector. Founded in 2016, this company has headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts and Tel Aviv, Israel.
VRHealth has teamed up with Oculus Go and Rift to develop non-invasive virtual reality solutions for a range of health and wellness issues. From managing the pain of a cancer patient undergoing chemotherapy to relieving anxiety before and after surgery to helping children with attention disorders focus, VRHealth’s virtual reality solutions can be used in the hospital, office or an outpatient setting.
Take me away
Once a patient straps on an Oculus headset which includes googles and headphones, he or she is immersed in a 360-degree virtual reality experience. Virtually transporting the patient to a different, less intimidating environment, allows him or her to relax, gain a different — often positive — perspective of their treatment.
AS VRHealth’s CEO Eran Orr explained, “Virtual reality has the power to ease the pain of chemotherapy treatment, create a seamless environment for physical therapy exercises, and train children with ADHD to focus their attention.”
More than an elaborate distraction
However, VRHealth’s solutions are not simply distraction and relaxation tools. The virtual reality applications include tracking tools that use a combination of artificial intelligence and cloud-computing algorithms to harvest real-time patient data. These analytics are used to create customized patient treatment plans, allow providers, payers, and patients to be informed active participants in the treatment plan, and provide facilities such as doctor’s offices and hospitals with data they can use to improve overall services.
“It used to be that when people thought of virtual reality – entertainment and games were the first application that came to mind but we see that applying the effects of VR to the healthcare industry has the potential to improve many lives and aid doctors in providing personalized and comfortable experiences for their patients,” stated Orr when stressing the importance of integrating virtual reality technologies into the medical field.
Virtual reality, real-world success
Orr is confident that this number will continue to increase.
“This is not science fiction, we already see the growth and acceptance of VR in the healthcare market. Since our hard launch in May 2018, we have seen 10% weekly compound growth rate in VR treatment across those 30 locations.”
“We’re at a unique place and time with VR in healthcare where everyone in the healthcare space can work together to educate the market and see real change and improve lives.”
To find out more about VRHealth’s virtual reality medical solutions visit their website: https://www.xr.health/
About Our Guest Contributor
Karelyn EvE Lambert is a virtual marketing coordinator via her website KarelynEvE.com. Karelyn has worked with clients in various fields including public relations, education, information technology and content marketing. She lives in NOLA with her husband, three kids, dog, and two cats.