May 4, 2020 – AppliedVR, a provider of therapeutic virtual reality (VR), has today announced a partnership with Red One Medical, an innovation-focused medical sales company providing customized solutions to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health system. AppliedVR and Red One Medical will be looking to offer therapeutic VR programs for pain and anxiety management for VA patients and staff.
AppliedVR states that during the first stage of the partnership, the two companies will provide VR-based stress management programs to frontline healthcare workers, many of whom are facing long hours, scarce supplies, and increasing stress levels during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
AppliedVR added that, according to the American Medical Association (AMA), health professionals as a group face widespread burnout. The World Health Organization’s International Disease Classification categorizes burnout as a “syndrome” that results from “chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.” The coronavirus pandemic, which has impacted resources and safety concerns, continues to exacerbate this experience for frontline workers. AppliedVR states that it is therefore essential to offer solutions to support clinician well-being.
AppliedVR’s VR Care System provides a temporary escape from physical reality for stressed-out care providers. The VR modules use proprietary biofeedback technology and interactive experiences to teach breath training and evidence-based mindfulness exercises to aid with relaxation.
“The COVID-19 crisis is taxing our most critical resource: frontline caregivers,” said Dr. Beth Darnall, Chief Science Advisor from AppliedVR. “Hospitals are looking for ways to support their clinicians throughout this crisis. VR Care Systems from AppliedVR offer relief as a comprehensive stress management tool. They instantly soothe distress, and help users learn essential coping skills to better manage stress outside of the VR headset.”
Charles Pollak, CEO and Founder of Red One Medical, commented: “As veterans, we’re committed to supporting VA hospitals and staff during this crisis. Our solution can be quickly integrated and provide immediate relief”. Red One Medical is the distributor of AppliedVR’s VR Care Systems.
Hospitals and organizations interested in learning about AppliedVR’s VR Care System to support their care providers can visit the company’s website to request a demo.
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