Patients will be able to use Oculus Go to send data to doctors.
When it comes to virtual reality (VR) and healthcare a lot of it tends to veer towards education and training for professionals, or them using immersive technology to aid a patient in a hospital. VRHealth wants to make that interaction between healthcare providers and patients even easier by allowing the latter to provide data from the comfort of their own homes.
VRHealth has just announced the launch of its telehealth-VR medical platform which enables remote monitoring capabilities for physicians and family members acting as caregivers. The platform features apps specifically designed for consumers to use at home, tailored to a variety of use cases including brain health applications that aim to stimulate executive functions, memory span and cognitive skills, neck exercises, and pain management techniques.
“Our telehealth platform is a crucial step in the healthcare process because it enables patients to engage in a healthcare routine in the comfort of their own home while providing access to their data directly to their doctors,” VRHealth CEO Eran Orr says in a statement. “Any adjustments that need to be made to a patient healthcare regime can be adjusted based on the data in the platform.”
In addition to its own app which can be downloaded through the Oculus Store, VRHealth has collaborated with AARP Innovation Lab to integrate core features of its platform into the “Health and Wellness” section of Alcove VR, a VR experience that enables families to connect no matter their budget, time or mobility constraints.
“AARP’s presence at CES is about highlighting how technology can increase social connections and improve people’s health, wealth and personal fulfilment,” said Andy Miller, AARP’s senior vice president of innovation and product development. “VR Health is exhibiting with us at CES since its VR platform helps foster crucial connections that seek to allow physicians, patients and their families to receive critical health information in real-time in order to provide the best possible care.”
The platform supports Oculus Go, enabling users to download the apps they need to start sending data back to their physicians.