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HTC is moving physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and methods of pain management into the metaverse. HTC VIVE is collaborating with XRHealth to take health care into the metaverse in the form of a virtual medical office where clients can undergo physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and pain treatments.  These virtual centers will be accessible in VR using the VIVE Focus 3 or VIVE Flow headset, whether a doctor or a patient. Announced at CES, this project further strengthens HTC's position as a VR headset developer and as a company with an advanced metaverse, extending its eco-system outside the businesses, leisure, and the creative industries, including medicine through the XRHealth platform and virtual medical clinics.

With VIVE Focus 3, medics can see patients in virtual procedure rooms built with pre-installed XRHealth software. By entering a treatment room via Vive Flow, patients can discuss their concerns in real-time with a medical professional. At the same time, the doctor can interact with the patient and correct the treatment process as needed.

XRHealth's uniquely personalized care approach uses immersive XR technology to connect authorized physicians to the patient through a unified data intelligence platform, delivering integrated therapies that patients can use to treat themselves from the comfort of their own homes. The XRHealth platform is currently being used by several U.S. medical facilities, hospitals, and rehabilitation centers.

As the metaverse evolves, the provision of virtual healing rooms becomes paramount. Virtual patient care will improve the practices of all medical professionals through innovative technology for all. 

The Vive Flow device, which won "Best Wearable Tech" at the 2021 Esquire Gadgets Awards, has been designed with the body in mind (in the form of light gaming), making it a perfect tool for patients to use. This device is very lightweight, handheld, and easy to use, enabling the patients to see their primary care physician anywhere in the world, as long as they have an Android 5G smartphone.

In terms of image quality, an impressively ultra-wide 120-degree viewing field, and a replaceable battery, the Focus 3 is excellent for doctors to use, especially on those days when they need to consult with multiple patients virtually.

HTC once again takes the lead in XR technology, seamlessly transporting people into meta consciousness, as it has repeatedly done in the past.

Patients and doctors will have access to the XRHealth platform on Vive Focus 3 on Feb. 1, 2022, and Vive Flow in the spring of 2022.

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