April 29, 2020 – XRHealth, a provider of extended reality and therapeutic applications, has today announced that it is partnering with Pico Interactive, a developer of virtual reality (VR) and enterprise solutions, to provide VR headsets for the mass market telehealth demand due to COVID-19 precautions of self-distancing. The partnership will provide patients in the United States, Europe, and Australia with ‘VR Telehealth Kits,’ a combination of Pico headsets with pre-installed VR therapy so that XRHealth clinicians can treat and monitor patients remotely.
The Pico headsets will provide patients with an easy to use VR setup that does not require additional equipment. Pico also states that its headsets are designed for a variety of industries including healthcare, where cleanliness is a priority, and include replaceable PU face inserts that are easy to clean and hygienic. The VR Telehealth Kits will be available for purchase via the XRHealth website and will also be available later this year from resellers, according to the company.
“Pico is excited to partner with XRHealth and be at the forefront of virtual therapy,” said Will Winston, US Sales & Partnerships Director for Pico. “We want to enhance the telehealth experience with VR by making it easy and fun for patients to get the treatment they need and deserve. Working with XRHealth is a great opportunity for us to do just that.”
XRHealth’s immersive VR therapy, which makes up the software platform side of the VR Telehealth Kits, provides users with a 360-degree field of view, games and experiences so that patients are fully engaged in the therapeutic process. The platform also generates real-time data on patient progress so that XRHealth clinicians can monitor their patients remotely. Furthermore, XRHealth’s clinicians can perform telehealth services for patients either with COVID-19 or who are self-distancing and are in need of remote medical care.
XRHealth is also offering virtual clinics, which provide VR therapy and support groups to patients with a variety of conditions such as anxiety, stroke rehabilitation, chronic pain, night sweats and neurological disorders.
“Our partnership with Pico demonstrates our commitment to providing patients and doctors the much-needed virtual reality telehealth services during the pandemic,” said Eran Orr, CEO of XRHealth. “We are excited to offer the healthcare industry a new device that will enable us to serve patients around the world with virtual reality therapy on best-of-class headsets.”
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, XRHealth states that there will be no rental fees for Pico headsets that are part of the VR Telehealth Kits. Plus, customers with insurance affiliated with XRHealth can receive the service for free or at a discounted price for the kit. For more information on the aforementioned insurance affiliations, as well as on the VR Telehealth Kits in general, visit the XRHealth website.
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