VRHealth, a health tech company providing Virtual Reality (VR) products for healthcare implementations, announced the launch of the first telehealth-VR medical platform that includes apps specifically designed for consumers to use at home. The platform, developed in collaboration with AARP’s innovation Lab, was announced at the CES 2019.
As part of its collaboration with AARP, VRHealth has a residency in AARP Innovation Lab and is integrating core features of its product into the “Health and Wellness” section of Alcove VR, a virtual reality experience that enables families to connect no matter their budget, time or mobility constraints, said a press release.
“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.”
Doctors and family members acting as caregivers can perform remote patient monitoring by accessing vital health data in real-time.
A variety of apps is offered by the platform including, memory span and cognition, applications in brain health, neck exercises, and pain management techniques.
One of the apps contains a virtual therapist called Luna, that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help reduce physical and psychological effects of hot flashes.
The apps are VR-based and include immersive, engaging activities in a 360-degree environment.
“AARP’s presence at CES is about highlighting how technology can increase social connections and improve people’s health, wealth and personal fulfillment,” 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.”
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