With virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR) in healthcare a rapidly growing sector of the overall immersive technologies, several companies are seeking to enter the sector. As such, Penumbra Inc and Sixense Enterprises have partnered for a new joint venture in the VR healthcare area called MVI Health Inc.
Sixense Enterprises have done a great deal of work in providing VR and augmented reality (AR) products and software for business and enterprise, such as its work with HTC Vive to bring Computer-Aided Design tools into VR with MakeVR Pro.
Sixense will be bringing its experience with enterprise-level VR technology along with its immersive computing platform while Penumbra will be focussing on developing advanced medical therapies that incorporate immersive technologies and devising means of commercialising them. It is anticipated that this combination of expertise will eventually lead to the creation of a new digital health platform.
Penumbra has been involved in providing innovative healthcare products for some time, and experts have noted that its dedication to keeping up with newly developed technology to remain on the cutting edge has served the company well.
“We have long believed in the tremendous potential of immersive, full-presence virtual reality to help improve lives though better healthcare and Penumbra is the perfect partner for us to collaborate with in this vision,” said Amir Rubin, CEO and founder of Sixense Enterprises. “We believe that by combining our unique immersive computing platform with Penumbra’s innovative approach to development and commercialization of medical products, MVI Health can establish itself as a leading digital health platform.”
“We are excited about the potential of the Sixense technology and its ability to improve patient experiences across broad areas of healthcare and wellness,” said Adam Elsesser, chairman and CEO of Penumbra and CEO of MVI Health. “We look forward to collaborating with healthcare professionals and institutions to address a wide variety of medical conditions that can impact a vast number of people.”
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