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DoseSpot Company Spotlight: AppliedVR

Posted: July 27th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: In the News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Transport yourself to medical care bliss.

Virtual reality is changing the game, literally, for our healthcare landscape and AppliedVR, a virtual reality company based in Los Angeles, CA, proves to do just that. Their therapeutic technology provides patients of all ages drug-free alternatives for managing pain and anxiety before, during, and after medical procedures. Utilizing Samsung’s Gear VR, patients can be transported to Ireland, watch the Nature Channel, or even play “Bear Blast,” a simple, fun game that promises no death or injury. Their technology is doing more than just distracting a patient – it is dramatically decreasing patients’ acute pain.

Though their clinical research thus far has proven the technology to be extremely effective, they are currently conducting further research to demonstrate how their products may decrease patient anxiety, minimize the need for sedation, reduce the risk of drug complications and shorten postoperative stays. With partners such as Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, they are already seeing immense value and improvement in patient outcomes, while challenging the typical use of narcotics and maximizing healthcare value for all involved.

While this type of technology may not be suited for every patient, it does serve a very strategic purpose in the medical environment. Kudos, AppliedVR!

Sources: AppliedVR; Fox LA; Seeker; MIT Technology Review

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