What You Need to Know:
– In response to the growing social distancing precautions to avoid the spread of COVID-19, XRHealth is making VR telehealth support groups available for patients.
– XRHealth support groups are tailored for patients with the following conditions: Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, breast cancer, menopause, an injury that affected motor function, anxiety, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, substance abuse, post-stroke rehabilitation, brain injury and there will also be a general support group for the elderly population.
XRHealth, a Boston, MA-based provider of extended reality and therapeutic apps, announced the first Virtual Reality (VR) telehealth support groups for people in isolation due to the coronavirus, where patients with similar ailments can gain support from each other and from doctors associated with the XRHealth telehealth clinics.
XRHealth clinics are now certified in Boston, Connecticut, Florida, Michigan, Washington D.C., Delaware, California, New York, Texas, North Carolina, and many others and are covered by Medicare and most major insurance providers. Due to the immediate need of this technology because of social distancing in response to the spread of coronavirus, XRHealth will make the technology available sooner than originally expected and it will officially be available to the public on April 1st.
XR Health VR Support Groups
XRHealth support groups are tailored for patients with the following conditions: Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, breast cancer, menopause, an injury that affected motor function, anxiety, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, substance abuse, post-stroke rehabilitation, brain injury and there will also be a general support group for the elderly population that is most impacted by the coronavirus
The ability for patients to connect with each other in VR and with a group moderator is powered by Foretell Reality, a subsidiary company of The Glimpse Group, Inc. and a platform provider of VR environments and toolsets that facilitate authentic human interactions between remote individuals and groups in life-like, secure and virtual spaces.
Leveraging the Power of VR to Combat COVID-19
“Virtual Reality is providing healing opportunities to patients that once could not leave their homes and were suffering in silence,” says Eran Orr, CEO of XRHealth. “Virtual Reality capabilities offer support and assistance to patients around the world, in the comfort of their home. This is especially rewarding to patients that are immobile or unable to engage with a group in-person. It also provides high quality care from leading doctors that patients might otherwise not have had access to. One of the most troubling issues during the coronavirus crisis is that people are forced to be isolated and we believe that virtual support groups in VR will be able to ease the loneliness and insolation.”
Patients can join by submitting a request to enroll for the XRHealth services on the company website.