Sharecare, the digital health company helping people manage all their health in one place, today announced the launch of YOU, its proprietary software platform that gives healthcare providers, educators, students and patients unprecedented visual context to discuss and accurately simulate healthy organ and system function, as well as disease, and therapy. Available starting today on Viveport, the HTC VIVE™’s global VR app store, Sharecare founders Jeff Arnold and Mehmet Oz, MD announced the launch of the free app during today’s closing keynote at Workforce Strategy 2017: Engaging For Change, a National Business Group on Health (NBGH) conference.
YOU by Sharecare Overview
YOU is a medically accurate and realistic visual representation of various organs, diseases and treatments for the human body. By providing cutting edge visuals that explain how the body functions, how diseases affect it and how treatments can help, YOU strives to simplify complex medical conditions to enhance communication.
Available today in virtual reality on HTC Vive, YOU by Sharecare facilitates the personalization of medicine and health by empowering users to freely navigate an anatomically and functionally accurate 3D model of a virtual human body and its individual organs, in real-time with unparalleled medical accuracy.
In addition to exploring 3D animations and realistic visual effects revealing how organs and systems actually work, YOU by Sharecare includes the ability to personalize physiological functions (such as heart rate), severity of disease and extent of therapy; and explore 360° rotations of organs and systems. Over time, more content and features will be released into the platform, which soon will be available on multiple devices.
“VR has a tremendous potential to reframe how patients learn about both their body and medical conditions,” said Daniel O’Brien, GM US, VIVE in a statement. “With YOU, Sharecare has paired both health and education to deliver an entirely new way to learn about the human body – from within. At Vive, we couldn’t be more excited to see how this begins to reshape medical education.”