Oxford VR launches virtual reality therapy to combat social anxiety in Hong Kong

June 19, 2019
Digital Transformation More...
Average importance

Virtual reality (VR) therapy presents the possibility of substituting a human therapist, especially for psychiatric conditions. This is a boon for a market like Hong Kong, where mental health-related disorders are on the rise, and yet there is a huge shortage of psychiatrists (4.5 psychiatrists per 100,000 people) to meet public health demands.The digital therapeutic comprises six to eight VR sessions over a period of three to six weeks that reproduce common social situations and provide guidance for navigating those situations in real time. This is a good example of a startup identifying a unique market opportunity in Asia and fully leveraging its capabilities to present an innovative solution to address the challenge at hand.

For the original news article, click here .

Further Reading

Singapore-based ABM Respiratory Care launches remote-managed "tele-ventilator" in the fight against COVID-19

News Commentary | May 14, 2020

Much has been made of ventilator shortages in fighting COVID‑19; however, a lack of skilled respiratory staff continues to place an overwhelming burden on the current staff. While telehealth is often perceived as video conferencing for patients to receive care from their homes, prior to COVID‑19, ... To read more, click here.

Bold Health's digital therapeutic to be compared to popular consumer wellness app, possible game changer for nonregulated wellness solutions

News Commentary | December 22, 2020

Bold Health's solution Zemedy uses cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help patients manage their symptoms, in contrast to Headspace, which uses mindfulness. This study is important regardless of outcome. If Zemedy performs better than Headspace in the trial, it will validate the role of digital ... Not part of subscription

Walmart, Lyft, and Zion church discuss ways to sustainably foster quality healthcare at Raise Health Forum

News Commentary | October 14, 2021

Nontraditional healthcare players are coming together to recognize some outstanding access and literacy challenges along the patient journey. Historically, underserved communities have not had positive experiences with healthcare systems, and there are significant challenges in reaching those ... Not part of subscription