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VR and AR in healthcare

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.

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Max Angenius, Interaction Designer at the innovation centre Leap for Life.

"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:

Cadpeopleexternal link
Doktor Universeexternal link
HeroSightexternal link
Konfrontexternal link
Mimerseexternal link
Pind Smerte- og Sports Klinkexternal link
Take A Walk VRexternal link

Presentation day on December 3

The next presentation day will be in Swedish on December 3, digitally via Zoom, at 13.00–15.00. The theme for the day is digital services for selfcare. The presentation days are arranged within the innovation project CareWare Nordic and are a series of activities to spread knowledge to healthcare staff about what products and services are on the market, related to specific themes.

Presentation day about digital services for selfcare

About CareWare Nordic

At Leap for Life, there are two ongoing innovation projects. One is CareWare Nordic.

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.

About CareWare Nordic (in Swedish)

Publicerat den 4 November, 2020