What You Should Know:
– Curebase, a company committed to democratizing access to clinical studies, and AppliedVR, a pioneer advancing the next generation of digital medicine, today announced a one-year partnership where AppliedVR will deploy the Curebase platform to run five clinical trials assessing the effectiveness of virtual reality-based (VR) therapy to treat chronic pain.
– AppliedVR is the most evidence-based therapeutic VR platform for pain management and has been used by more than 30,000 patients in more than 240 of the top health systems globally. The clinical trials with Curebase will focus on studying a self-administered, at-home VR therapy program, with Curebase software managing online patient recruitment, consent, participant engagement, and collecting patient-reported outcomes. The Curebase platform also will support clinical workflows, including randomization schema, research coordinator communication, PI oversight, and coordination of VR headset and trial kit distribution.
“Virtual reality holds tremendous potential to both improve and lower the cost of how we treat chronic pain while also reducing America’s dependence on pharmacological interventions. Demonstrating that requires effective clinical trials, and Curebase’s technology gives us a user-friendly, end-to-end solution that is highly workflow-oriented and specialized for digital therapeutic study designs,” said Josh Sackman, president and cofounder of AppliedVR. “This gives us the confidence that our research participants are going to have a great experience being enrolled in our study and reduces the burden for our research staff running complex decentralized trials.”
Moving forward, the Curebase platform will help AppliedVR study participants each day to comply with research protocols and report basic data about outcomes.