The virtual reality technology provides exercises that train people experiencing chronic pain on how to gain control over pain, potentially reducing the need for medication.
The XRHealth and Reducept partnership was designed for individuals experiencing ongoing chronic pain. The Reducept VR Game trains the users’ brain to create its own pain medication via digital psychological pain treatment. The pain management app provides immersive visual journeys and education through a gamified narrative.
The app also offers targeted behavioral experiments, and applies evidence-based techniques from acceptance and commitment therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy through 3D virtualization of the body, according to a media release from XRHealth.
Aims to Help People Gain Control
The XRHealth and Reducept collaboration aims to help people regain control of their lives. Reducept trains the brain to deal with pain differently by combining the scientific insights on pain education, psychology and digital therapy, and teaches users about pain, how it affects their body and gives practical tools to apply in everyday life.
Reducept is an award-winning software, having won the United Nations World Summit Award, Accenture Healthtech Innovation Challenge Award 2019, the International Serious Play Awards 2019 and Game Bakery Awards: Best Serious Game 2020.
“We would like to provide people in pain with enjoyable, satisfying and sustainable pain treatment. The great thing about Reducept is that it combines several patient-focused techniques clinically proven to reduce the negative impact of pain on quality of life. We are excited to join XRHealth to make Reducept treatment accessible on their platform.”
— Margryt Fennema, CEO of Reducept
Provides Remote Care
XRHealth provides remote care to patients globally with a variety of conditions, including pain management, and is covered by most major health insurance companies as well as Medicare. One of the unique features that VR therapy provides is that users can utilize therapy from the comfort of their home while data and healthcare progress is shared with their doctors in real-time so that medical providers can adjust therapy, as needed, the release continues.
“Chronic pain can often be debilitating for people and the medication required to control the pain can be both addictive and have unpleasant side effects for patients. Virtual reality can provide a realistic and immersive experience for users to train their brain to gain control over their body and produce their own medication, potentially eliminating dependency on drugs while providing the much necessary alleviation from the pain. Users feel empowered by the new-found control over their mind and the influence it has on their body. “
— Eran Orr, CEO of XRHealth
[Source(s): XRHealth, PR Newswire]