XRHealth partners with VA St. Louis Health Care System to provide VR therapy to veterans

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January 20, 2020 – XRHealth, formerly known as VRHealth, a provider of extended reality and therapeutic applications, has today announced that it has partnered with the VA St. Louis Health Care System to provide VR therapy to Veterans. VR Therapy is designed to provide pain relief, rehabilitation, and relaxation for various medical conditions.

XRHealth states that many of the patients using its platform have spinal cord injuries, amputations, poly-trauma, multiple sclerosis, or other neurological conditions, and have found relief through the company’s VR solution. “I loved watching the 360 video of the National Veterans Winter Sports Clinic that our Recreation Therapist put together. I had the chance to ski down a hill, snowmobile, rock climb, cross country ski and even sled hockey. I didn’t realize you could do so much being paralyzed. I can’t wait to get on the slopes next year,” commented Jim S., 62-year old SCI Veteran, who is one year post-outpatient.

“VR and AR therapy has provided so much relief to patients globally,” said Eran Orr, CEO of XRHealth. “As a former air force pilot, I am so grateful to be able to use our healthcare solution to improve the lives of military families. After using our platform, patients have recorded a drastic improvement in quality of life, comfort, and overall wellness.”

XRHealth’s flagship product, the VRHealth Platform, is offered to healthcare facilities and provides them with a range of VR medical apps that cover cognitive assessment and training, motor function, pain management, as well as behavioral apps. The VRHealth and ARHealth platforms can also be used by medical professionals to analyze patient data in real-time and track recovery both on-site and remotely.

“We are excited to provide a new service of Virtual Reality to our Veterans on the spinal cord injury (SCI) unit. Over the past few months we have introduced XRHealth and VR to over 20 Veterans within our service line (inpatient and outpatient),” said Charley Wright MS, CTRS, ATP, project lead for VR/XR services for SCI. “XRHealth’s vision to provide therapeutic modalities in the form of VR for our disabled Veteran population has helped us serve our Veterans in a new, exciting and innovative way.”

The partnership between XRHealth and VA St. Louis Healthcare System was made possible by GlobalSTL, BioSTL’s international initiative that recruits companies that help to enrich and expand St. Louis’ innovation economy.

Image credit: XRHealth

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Sam is the Founder and Managing Editor of Auganix. With a background in research and report writing, he covers news articles on both the AR and VR industries. He also has an interest in human augmentation technology as a whole, and does not just limit his learning specifically to the visual experience side of things.