XRHealth receives patent for incorporation of biofeedback into its XR therapy solutions

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September 15, 2020 – XRHealth, a provider of extended reality therapeutic applications, has today announced that it has received a patent to utilize approaches that incorporate biofeedback into its extended reality therapy solutions.

XRHealth stated that through this approach it will enable virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) therapy to address patient pain based on biofeedback indicators, such as heart rate variability, electrical activity of the brain (EEG), galvanic skin response, and other critical responses, all while patients are using VR/AR devices. Solutions that incorporate biofeedback could allow patient treatment to be customized according to an individual’s unique needs and could better inform clinicians on how patients are responding to therapy, according to the company.

The US Patent No. 16/067,480, entitled “A Therapy and Physical Training Device,” was issued today, September 15, 2020.

XRHealth added that it plans to incorporate its VR/AR therapy with the Apple Watch, specifically since the device has advanced features including a medical grade, FDA-cleared electrocardiogram (EKG) that measures heartbeat. The company will use the output measurements of the Apple Watch to detect pain, which will modify VR/AR therapy treatment for patients based on the pain that they feel during sessions.

“The newly awarded patent reflects XRHealth’s commitment to creating the most sophisticated form of therapy that responds to patient physical needs in real-time,” said Eran Orr, CEO of XRHealth. “Virtual Reality therapy that incorporates biofeedback will enhance and personalize the patient experience and provide clinicians with critical insights.” 

XRHealth created its virtual reality telehealth clinic that treats multiple conditions such as anxiety and stress, cognitive impairment, pain management, Parkinson’s, and multiple sclerosis. The company’s VRHealth Platform collects and examines user data through artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud-computing algorithms to deliver advanced data analytics in real-time. As a result, the company can provide doctors and healthcare providers with patient data, allowing them to enhance healthcare experiences through real-time patient monitoring and treatment.

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