XRHealth opens VR platform to third-party developers

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Boston-based XRHealth is opening its virtual reality (VR) platform to third-party developers.

XRHealth’s VRHealth platform offers a large variety of VR medical and wellness apps for patients and clinicians.

The platform collects and examines user data through artificial intelligence and cloud-computing algorithms to deliver advanced analytics in real-time. This enables healthcare providers to enhance their users’ and payers’ healthcare experiences at the clinic and remotely.

Healing HealthCare Systems and VirZOOM are among the third parties to have recently partnered with XRHealth to create VR apps for its platform.

Stress-tested

The latest, Healium by StoryUP, developed a biometrically-controlled solution that is designed to reduce anxiety and stress.

The Healium stress management tool allows users to see their feelings empower virtual worlds via a smartwatch or EEG device.

Sarah Hill, chief executive officer and chief storyteller at StoryUP, commented: “We applaud the great work XRHealth is doing to get therapeutic media into the hands of more people. Stress is responsible for 60% of all illness and disease so Healium’s biometrically-powered stories are a natural complement to XRHealth’s existing library.”

XRHealth chief executive officer Eran Orr continued: “By reducing stress and encouraging feelings of positivity we are enabling recovery, preventing future illnesses, and enabling patients to live a happier and more fulfilling life.”

Find out how the Healium stress management tool works:

Third-party potential

New XRHealth partner VirZOOM has added VZfit VR Fitness to the platform. With the addition of sensors and VR exercise applications for Oculus Go and Quest headsets, the solution transforms any stationary bike into an exciting VR adventure experience.

Specialist hospital broadcaster Healing HealthCare Systems has developed and added VR relaxation video line C.A.R.E. VRx to XRHealth’s platform.

C.A.R.E. VRx allows the patient to leave the confines of their hospital bed and enter stunning natural settings, from resting at the foot of a waterfall to being in the calmness of the woods.

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