As covered in a recent report, virtual reality (VR) in healthcare is a significant growth area,m with many medical professionals and organisations taking advantage of the technology for various applications. One of the latest to do so is the Canadian Medical Association, whose accelerator company Joule is working with Cloud DX to introduce VR to hospitals.
Joule has announced that it has entered into a partnership with Cloud DX to develop VR and mixed reality (MR) technologies for hospitals and clinics, with the aim of beginning roll-out in 2019. There are already plans t begin testing of the Cloud DX Vitaliti platform, a wearable vital-signs monitor. Cloud DX are also working on integrating Vitaliti with Microsoft’s HoloLens, which will enable doctors to see a 3D recreation of a patient’s vital signs using the HoloLens headset.
“In today’s exponential age of digital and mobile health, AI platforms and new technologies like the Cloud DX Vitaliti™ monitor are becoming indispensable tools for improving patient outcomes. There is a worldwide shift in medicine to include sensor technologies, as physicians and patients focus on preventative treatments and actionable information,” says Dr. Brian Brodie, Chair, Canadian Medical Association. “Technology is changing the way Canadians will receive healthcare tomorrow and the development of the Cloud DX Vitaliti platform is bringing us one step closer to experiencing a futuristic clinical user experience, today.”
“In the not-so-distant future, we believe that automated, hands-free, mixed reality displays like the Microsoft HoloLens will enable doctors to quickly triage patients and decide on treatment options faster,” says Dr. Sonny Kohli, Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder, Cloud DX. “Vitaliti is meant to address capacity problems within our healthcare ecosystem by solving them through non-face-to-face innovation. This technology can also be used in remote and rural communities or from someone’s home when access to care is more challenging. In a country as vast as Canada, these resources can have a life-saving impact on Canadians.”
VRFocus will continue to report on new developments of VR in healthcare.