NEWS COMMENTARY

UCSF health business accelerator partners with AppliedVR

Published:
February 05, 2020
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by Danielle Bradnan
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Business accelerator S.O.L.V.E. is partnering with AppliedVR to explore the opportunities for virtual reality (VR) in healthcare. While VR has established value, it is largely being used as training for physicians rather than as a therapeutic despite numerous studies supporting the value of VR for mental health services and pain management. Treatments have been most successful in hospital settings, likely because of the cost of the headsets, which can be prohibitively expensive for individual patients. The real potential of this partnership is not to uncover new use cases but to strategize business models that incentivize and make the solutions accessible to a broader range of patients.

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