Apollo Hospitals has tied-up with 8chili Inc., a deep tech startup, to bring virtual reality to healthcare solutions. Patient expectations continue to rise and to provide them with best possible care, healthcare providers should keep adopting emerging technologies, said Prathap C Reddy, chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group.
San Francisco- based 8chili has enabled more than 300 hours of 3D content creation in the last six months. The platform delivers the content to any metaverse real estate over 4G internet speeds helping organisations manage, measure and optimise their metaverse strategy.
“Healthcare is a natural fit for immersive VR training. As the need for healthcare professionals to be trained effectively and efficiently keeps growing, we strongly believe 8chili’s platform will help us deliver VR immersive training at scale and efficiency,” joint MD Sangita Reddy said.
8chili’s HintVR platform enables surgeons to consult with their patient in full immersion for a more informed consent and better patient outcomes. Surgeons can use it to engage patients in immersive and interactive ways for pre-op and post-op consultation, patients can learn effectively from 3D content achieving health literacy, medical education, 3D immersive training for hospital staff and for advanced visualisations helping surgeons during Pre-op planning and Image Guided Surgeries.
“From the beginning, our focus has been to deliver a platform that makes it easier for organisations to tap into the full potential of the metaverse. We are very excited about working with Apollo Group Hospitals as this allows us to deliver the immersive experience to the millions of patients they serve,” said Aravind Upadhyaya, CEO & founder of 8chili.