Accenture Invests in BehaVR to Assist Develop Entry to Psychological and Behavioral Healthcare Utilizing Digital Actuality
NEW YORK; Dec. 13, 2022 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has made a strategic funding, by means of Accenture Ventures, in BehaVR, a number one innovator in digital actuality (VR) digital wellness and digital therapeutics experiences.
On the identical day, BehaVR introduced a merger with OxfordVR, a spin-out of Oxford College and a frontrunner in science-based digital actuality therapies for severe psychological sicknesses. The newly mixed entity will provide complete, cross-acuity, VR-based therapeutic interventions for psychological well being, a part of a digital therapeutics market anticipated to exceed $13B by 2027.
By its proprietary supply platform for creating, validating, and working digital therapeutics options, the BehaVR platform permits personalised, dynamic experiences which can be ruled and tailored in real-time based mostly on biometrics, protocols, and machine studying fashions.
Healthcare leaders count on digital actuality and the metaverse to positively impression the way forward for care, in response to the Accenture Digital Well being Know-how Imaginative and prescient 2022 report, which explains how extra significant, tailor-made experiences can additional humanize healthcare by aligning the best expertise, working mannequin, knowledge, and tradition to ship extra environment friendly and empathetic care.
“Offering individuals with the flexibleness to determine when, the place, and the way they wish to obtain psychological well being care will assist to enhance entry, expertise, and outcomes,” stated Wealthy Birhanzel, senior managing director and Well being observe international lead at Accenture. “BehaVR provides individuals alternative and clinicians choices to increase how they look after sufferers.”
BehaVR is now a part of Accenture Ventures’ Undertaking Highlight, an engagement and funding program that connects rising expertise startups with the World 2000 to fill strategic innovation gaps. Undertaking Highlight provides in depth entry to Accenture’s area experience and its enterprise purchasers, serving to startups harness human creativity and ship on the promise of their expertise.
“Psychological well being points within the U.S. and world wide have by no means been extra prevalent, and there may be an pressing want for elevated assets and therapy,” stated Tom Lounibos, managing director, Accenture Ventures. “BehaVR is utilizing the immersive energy of digital actuality to activate and rewire neural pathways to deal with individuals affected by anxiousness, stress, worry and different circumstances.”
“All over the world, suppliers and employers are grappling with easy methods to improve the depth, breadth and efficacy of their psychological well being service choices, and we consider digital reality-based digital therapeutics can play an important position in serving to them do all of these issues,” stated Aaron Gani, founder and CEO of BehaVR. “Becoming a member of Accenture Ventures’ Undertaking Highlight is a robust solution to drive elevated consciousness of BehaVR’s VR-powered psychological well being providers as we proceed our work to decrease limitations and ship superior care to the people who so desperately want it.”
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BehaVR is the chief in constructing evidence-based, immersive, digital therapeutics designed to create a extra resilient world, liberated from worry and ache. Its suite of clinically validated therapeutics provide entry to therapies on a spectrum throughout psychological wellness and psychological and behavioral circumstances, together with validated therapies for severe psychological sickness. BehaVR is the primary immersive digital therapeutics firm to ship these therapies on an built-in platform that simplifies the affected person expertise, permits clinician oversight, and generates patient-specific care plans and measurable outcomes. Combining a group of completed clinicians and researchers with confirmed healthcare veterans and expertise innovators, BehaVR is devoted to bettering entry to raised psychological well being by means of immersive expertise. For extra info, go to us at BehaVR.com.
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