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HTC VIVE Flow Facilitates Access to Healthcare via Virtual Reality

HTC makes accessing occupational therapy, physical therapy, and pain management easier through virtual reality in the metaverse.

HTC announced that the company is entering a partnership with XRHealth, one of the most popular VR healthcare companies, to bring better healthcare to the metaverse. The service reportedly will be given as virtual medical rooms, where patients will receive physical therapy, pain management treatment, and occupational therapy by reputed professionals. The virtual medical facilities will be accessible in VR by using either HTC VIVE Flow or HTC VIVE Focus 3 headset.

This year’s CES unveiled a chock-full of exciting AR and VR products. HTC’s VR healthcare was one of the most intriguing announcements of the lot. This move puts the company out of its usual VR headset developer spot and positions it further as a well-round metaverse company. By this latest offering, HTC marks the expansion of its existing ecosystem beyond business, art, and entertainment to include healthcare through XRHealth’s virtual clinics and medical platform.

Using the VIVE Focus 3 headset, clinicians will now be able to meet the patients in a virtual clinic or treatment room. These rooms will be created by using XRHealth’s preloaded software. The patient, who is in need of medical support, can access the clinic through VIVE Flow and consult a medical practitioner about their problems in real-time. At the same time, the medical professionals can work with the patient and make necessary arrangements for their treatment, as well as any adjustments in the process if need be.

XRHealth follows a unique approach to healthcare. It uses immersive XR technology to connect patients with professional medical experts via a single data analytics platform and provides comprehensive therapeutic care. This way, patients can access necessary healthcare services and receive treatment without even having to step out of their homes. Considering XRHealth’s effective and visionary support, several notable hospitals, healthcare providers, and rehabilitation centers in the U.S are currently leveraging the platform for delivering their services.

Eran Orr, CEO of XRHealth stated in an official statement that the need for providing virtual treatment rooms has become paramount to keep up with the ever-expanding metaverse. He also remarked that this will allow clinicians to cater to more patients and offer them innovative healthcare solutions seamlessly.

HTC VIVE Flow won the Best Wearable Tech at Esquire Gadgets Awards 2021. It was primarily designed with wellness and light gaming in mind. Therefore, it has great potential to serve as a tool for patient use. The VR headset is incredibly portable, lightweight, and easy to use. Thus, it allows anyone, regardless of their physical capacity and condition, to meet with their physicians, therapists, or any clinician whenever they want, no matter where both parties are located. All you need is the headset and a 5G phone to access the platform.

Doctors and patients will be able to access the XRHealth platform via the HTC VIVE Focus 3 starting February 1st, 2022, and on the HTC VIVE Flow around Spring 2022.

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