What possibilities and challenges are there concerning the new technical tools VR and AR when used within healthcare? That is what healthcare staff from Sweden, Norway and Denmark learnt more about in a meeting with Nordic businesses and organisations – all of them with a focus on digital technologies and stand-bys.
“At Leap for Life, we work to support the business sector in Halland. We assist companies with competence, development, testing, network and exposure. A few times per year, we arrange presentation days where we invite a number of companies within a specific field and give them the opportunity to present their solutions to professionals within municipalities and regions”, says Max Angenius, Interaction Designer at the innovation centre Leap for Life.
During a presentation day on October 8, the theme was how virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) can create value within healthcare. The purpose of the day was to connect businesses with public organisations – partly to get a deeper understanding of what possibilities and challenges there are concerning VR and AR within healthcare, and partly to enable new collaborations and stimulate growth.
"The presentation day showed that VR and AR offer a wide range of possibilities for healthcare. The seven companies that presented showed several areas of possible use, for example educating healthcare staff and solutions for different challenges within mental health."
One of the companies that presented was Konfront which is based in Copenhagen. Konfront has developed a digital platform which can support healthcare for mental health.
“I now have more knowledge of the technology and know more about how many companies that are active in this field. We were also able to network during the day and listen to the other companies’ presentations”, says Simone Dissing from Konfront.
The following Swedish and Danish companies took part of the presentation day on October 8:
Cadpeople External link.
Doktor Universe External link.
HeroSight External link.
Konfront External link.
Mimerse External link.
Pind Smerte- og Sports Klink External link.
Take A Walk VR External link.
At Leap for Life, there are two ongoing innovation projects. One is CareWare Nordic. Within CareWare Nordic, Leap for Life holds regular presentation days. The presentation days aim to spread knowledge to healthcare professionals about which products and services are on the market linked to specific themes.
Municipalities should be able to offer better daily help within healthcare to its residents. The project CareWare Nordic wants to develop the possibilities with solutions in welfare technology and is funded by the Interrek ÖKS-program and includes Öresund, Kattegat and Skagerak. The project includes a close collaboration between welfare technology developers, educational institutions, professionals and the public sector.
Article in Swedish: VR och AR inom vård och omsorg
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