Welcome to Lindusboards! Over the next few months we’re taking a look at some of the most pioneering companies in Digital Therapeutics.
If you think about it, the metaverse is one of the closest things to ‘cinema style’ science fiction to enter into the realm of reality. It’s probably what someone in the year 1950 would’ve thought the year 2022 would look like. At the end of the day, it’s super exciting stuff – being able to work from home in a virtual world, hang out with friends and family no matter where in the world they are, go to concerts – the applications are endless.
If you marry up this technology of virtual reality with healthcare, things start to get really compelling.
We’ve compiled a list of 6 innovative and fast-moving companies working in the immersive therapeutics space that we’re keeping an eye on – and you should too.
BehaVR are shaking up the way healthcare is delivered with their immersive technologies. From pain management to addiction treatment, they’re using VR to tackle a host of very interesting therapeutic areas. For example, through the use of mindfulness strategies, they’ve developed an incredible VR addiction recovery programme which works on addressing the neurocognitive pathways involved in addiction (treating the cause rather than treating the symptoms).
Gamifying these otherwise difficult processes is a great way to get engagement – just look at one of the screenshots of their interface. It looks more like the next game in the Uncharted series rather than a medical treatment – beats taking a tablet that’s for sure.
We have to say – HypnoVR is exactly what it says on the tin (we may or may not have watched the demo video 7 times back-to-back). With 6 genuinely gorgeous and captivating worlds to explore, HypnoVR offers their VR environment for the purposes of treating pain, anxiety, and stress through medical hypnosis.
Whether you work with patients, or you’re a patient yourself, it isn’t so surprising that people are only slightly anxious about potentially being operated on. HypnoVR have been using their technology to help reduce anxiety in the operating theatre and other interventional settings.
If you ask us, we’d rather see a shiny lake than the shiny end of the scalpel any day.
This fantastic team from California have created a dreamscape for people experiencing chronic pain. From immersing users in mindful escape realms, to interactive dynamic breathing exercises, these guys have established an innovative way of tackling chronic pain management – without the pharmacology.
And don’t just take our word for it; an 8-week program of using their technology resulted in a significant reduction in pain intensity, use of analgesics, and interference with sleep. It isn’t every day a technology comes along that helps people manage their pain without traditional tablets – if you’re in the chronic pain space, you know this is something to pay attention to.
Amelia’s VR psychotherapy platform takes personalised healthcare to the next level. They offer a broad VR library which can be used to tailor the virtual environment to the needs of the patient. Whether it’s exposure to high places, flights, or tight spaces, Amelia provides a comfortable, non-intimidating virtual environment for patients to start getting on top of their mental health, without the initial intensity of in vivo exposures.
One of the best things you can do with VR is transform the boring and arduous into fun and engaging. If we empathise with people who require rehabilitation, at the end of the day it’s just a frustrating process of repeating exercises over and over again – it’s no surprise adherence to rehabilitation isn’t always very high.
With the use of cutting-edge hardware and software, Corpus VR have built engaging games that mean the user doesn’t even realise they’re rehabilitating – for example, controlling a virtual stingray using your neck, or trying to fish out of a lake using your legs, all with the view to improve range of movement.
Rocket VR Health recognises the value of transformative environments in the management of mental health conditions. They offer a library of evidence-based treatment programs, interactive meditations, and live group sessions on their platform.
Opening up about your mental health involves a tremendous amount of vulnerability. Giving people the option to do exactly that in a virtual environment is a less intimidating way of delivering treatment, whether that’s individual or group based.
Thanks for reading our list of the 6 innovative immersive therapeutics companies – which one from our list is your favourite?
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