world’s first all-in-one medical and welfare VR platform launched in Japan
Jolly Good is a medical technology company that develops high-precision VR solutions and AI-based medical and welfare services that analyze user behavior in the VR space. Using technologies such as VR and AI, the company is accelerating human growth and social rehabilitation in medical education, support for persons with disabilities, treatment of mental illness, as well as developing services to support the evolution of medical care and finding purposes in life, in collaboration with various research institutions and companies.
With the tightening of medical care for infectious diseases in the past few years combined with Japan’s rapidly aging society, team-based medicine -in which staff from multiple disciplines work together- has become more important. Legal revisions aimed at task shifts in reform of doctors’ working styles as well as promotion of comprehensive community care systems featuring cooperation between local medical and welfare facilities are becoming more prevalent. As the importance of these diverse collaborations has increased, there are no longer any boundaries between educational needs and patient-oriented needs for the use of VR in medical care and welfare. In response to this situation, Jolly Good realized a need to evolve as a simple platform that was easier to use for everyone involved in the medical and welfare field.
Jolly Good Inc. (“Jolly Good”) announced last week in Tokyo (December 16, 2021) that it will begin providing JOLLYGOOD+, an all-in-one medical and welfare VR platform that integrates medical education VR for medical staff training, nursing care training VR, social skills training (SST) VR, and recreational VR.
Specializing in digital health JOLLYGOOD+ allows users to experience VR content from the perspective of the people involved at anytime, anywhere, again and again. It includes all the VR categories necessary for medical and welfare fields, such as medical VR for training professionals, elderly care VR, mental care for people with disabilities and patients, and social skill training for employment support. In addition to clinical training for staff working in the medical and welfare industries, VR training can be provided for a wide range of applications, such as independence support and relaxation for patients.
Eligible facilities that can use this include medical institutions (hospitals, clinics), educational facilities (medical university, vocational schools), nursing care and welfare facilities, day care services, disability support facilities (working transition support, after-school day services), home-visit nursing stations, etc.