The healthcare sector has often been cautious of new technology - from the commercialisation of electricity to arrival of automobiles. But the healthcare sector has embraced virtual and augmented reality technologies, with its many benefits, from advancing communication to decreasing loneliness, assisting surgeons to improving memory.
Here are our Top 10 virtual and augmented reality businesses and the healthcare benefits they offer.
10. Immerse Health
Immerse Health teamed up with The University of Kent to study the impact of VR for people living with dementia. The results showed that VR helps patients remember the past and minimises aggression, especially to their carers.
The company provides walking videos for beaches, towns and the countryside, with a new video each month.
At XRHealth, licensed clinicians use immersive Extended Reality (XR) technology alongside data analytics, to offer patients therapeutic care from their homes.
The ISO and FDA certified, HIPAA compliant telehealth platform offers treatment to those with Parkinson's disease, ADHD, memory and cognitive training and post-COVID-19 rehabilitation, with games and exercises which treat cognitive symptoms.
Chronic pain is increasing, especially for those from lower social-economic backgrounds. AppliedVR helps such patients live their lives beyond this diagnosis.
AppliedVR has a clear vision to solve pain through ‘immersive therapeutics’ with the end goal of creating a virtual reality pharmacy for each user and to build the infrastructure to transform the way the healthcare sector manages pain treatment.
ImmersiveTouch was created to simulate every patient’s unique pathology in 3D, ensuring that healthcare workers don’t lose out on any information from 2D scan data.
Using specialised glasses, the augmented reality platform ImmersiveTouch3™ puts the healthcare professional in an interactive 3D environment.
Using AI and machine learning technology, FundamentalVR uses the data collected to provide a higher level of understanding into a user’s future potential, predicting how their capability will develop.
The platform will continue to guide healthcare professionals in their decisions at the point of care.
5. VironIT, Anatomy Next
The virtual reality medical software used in the Anatomy app was built for medical students, educators, healthcare professionals and patients.
The app helps them to understand the complexity of anatomy and helps users to visualise the inner workings of the human body.
Our social health is often ignored for the much more immediate needs of our physical wellbeing. But for families whose bonds stretch around the world, Google Translate has long been a part of the family.
Using augmented reality, Google can translate a conversation in real time, with the transcription appearing inside the users glasses.
Motitech motivates elderly people and those living with dementia to be more physically active, in order to improve their health and wellbeing.
Combining cycling with AI, users can cycle from a machine in their own home while watching a video of a cyclist in action.
Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Jaipur, India, NineHertz is a NASSCOM member and Microsoft certified professional, with more than 200 professionals working to deliver the best in-class augmented reality services. In addition to this, NineHertz is a leader in other technology areas, such as apps and web development, IoT, Big Data and E-Commerce Services.
At NineHertz, augmented reality technology helps users to interact with the digital world.
1. Osso VR
At Osso VR, the aim is for healthcare professionals to have training as advanced and effective as the procedures they perform.
The virtual reality training and assessment platform helps healthcare professionals to train in procedures unfamiliar to them and to keep up to date with the newest advancements in medical technology.
Practising clinicians, professional virtual reality developers and those working across the medtech industry use the award winning Osso VR platform to prepare in their surgical and medical device training.