Right now, mental illness is a widespread problem in the U.S. Pear Therapeutics, a Boston-based digital prescription company, plans to solve it—with smartphone apps.
From training medical students in surgical procedures and helping doctors visualize their patients’ injuries, to engaging recovering patients mentally and physically, virtual reality will soon revolutionize the ways doctors and patients interact.
With the help of one Boston-based startup, elders suffering from dementia or isolation could attend a concert or even sit atop Mount Everest without ever leaving their homes. Rendever, founded by students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan Business School, aims to fight isolation and cognitive issues encountered in old age by allowing users to view or describe entertaining virtual-reality experiences.
Virtual Reality Service For Elders Wins Grand Prize at Sloan Healthcare and BioInnovation Conference »
Earlier this month at the student-run Sloan Healthcare and BioInnovation Conference pitch competition, eight teams vied for a $25,000 grand prize by pitching their tech alternatives to costly health solutions. Rendever, team led by two MIT Sloan School of Management students, took first place for its mission to aid dementia patients with virtual reality.
Neurable’s machine learning software could soon control everything from virtual reality (VR) experiences for gamers to augmented reality (AR) solutions for the military.
When considering the field of medical technology, chances are Samsung does not immediately come to mind. Yet the South Korean electronics company seeks to change the world of digital health, according to Dr. David Rhew, Samsung’s Chief Medical Officer and Head of Healthcare and Fitness.