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XRHealth Gets Patent for Therapy in VR and AR

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XRHealth, the prominent spatial therapeutic platform, has recently obtained a groundbreaking patent for closed loop biofeedback therapy in the realms of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). This innovative technology developed by XRHealth utilizes biometric and motion data to dynamically adjust training and treatment protocols, enabling direct engagement with patients’ responses to enhance and personalize therapy outcomes.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office awarded XRHealth the prestigious U.S. Patent No. 11523773 B2, which outlines how the company collects biometric and motion data to provide valuable insights to a learning system. This system determines the necessary adjustments in training and treatment protocols based on the collected data. By monitoring and analyzing biometric data, which encompasses physiological and psychological states, XRHealth gains a deeper understanding of how patients’ bodies and cognition function during therapy sessions. Key biometric indicators collected include heart rate, blood pressure, breathing rate, inhalation/exhalation volume, and perspiration, among others. The company’s initial application of this patent involves integrating the Apple Watch with the new Apple Vision Pro, establishing a closed loop system that leverages artificial intelligence (AI)-based treatment.

Eran Orr, CEO of XRHealth, emphasizes the significance of this patent, stating, “The new patent empowers XRHealth to tailor treatments in real-time according to the direct biological responses of our patients, enabling us to create powerful solutions with a strong impact.” Biofeedback offers unique insights into individual responses and patient needs, guiding XRHealth’s solution to interact and adjust treatments accordingly. The integration of the Apple Watch, Apple Vision Pro headset, and XRHealth’s intellectual property (IP) is expected to yield AI-driven closed loop treatments that possess significant efficacy for people worldwide.

This is not the first patent awarded to XRHealth in this field. In 2020, the company secured a patent that allowed them to develop XR-based therapies based on biofeedback, specifically measuring heart rate variability, electroencephalography (EEG), galvanic skin response, and other critical responses. This initial patent laid the foundation for XRHealth to harness biofeedback as a means to personalize patient care.

XRHealth revolutionizes healthcare through the utilization of spatial computing. The company operates advanced therapeutic care Virtual Rooms, which make use of their proprietary, FDA and CE registered medical Extended Reality (XR) technology encompassing both VR and AR. XRHealth seamlessly integrates immersive XR technology, licensed clinicians, and advanced data analytics on a single platform, offering a comprehensive therapeutic care solution that enables patients to receive treatment comfortably from their own homes. The company’s diverse range of patent-pending solutions spans rehabilitation services, cognitive assessment and training, as well as pain management. XRHealth collaborates with several renowned U.S. healthcare providers, hospitals, and rehabilitation centers, forging a path toward accessible and personalized healthcare. Founded in 2016, XRHealth is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, with its research and development (R&D) center located in Tel-Aviv, Israel.

In conclusion, XRHealth’s recent patent for closed loop biofeedback therapy in virtual and augmented reality showcases their commitment to revolutionizing healthcare. By leveraging biometric and motion data, XRHealth pioneers the development of personalized treatments that adapt in real-time to patients’ specific biological responses. With the integration of cutting-edge technologies such as the Apple Watch and Apple Vision Pro, XRHealth’s closed loop system holds immense potential to deliver powerful AI-driven treatments to individuals across the globe. Through their comprehensive therapeutic care Virtual Rooms and collaborations with prominent healthcare providers, XRHealth strives to make healthcare more accessible, efficient, and tailored to the needs of each patient.