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Artificial intelligence in healthcare attracts new rounds


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BY : Diego GutiérrezMay Thu, 2019

Artificial intelligence is becoming increasingly popular, due in part to its wide range of potential uses in most business sectors. One of the fastest growing is in the medical and healthcare sectors. health sector in generateslMore and more technology companies are seeing a potential in a market that is constantly growing, where there is little automation and where budgets are high.

In Spain, one of the exponents of this trend is Psious.

Psious is a Catalan company that was founded in 2013 and offers a software for virtual reality dedicated entirely to the field of psychology.. It aims to bring value to mental health treatment by providing a virtual reality platform with direct functionality for use in clinical practices.

This platform provides animated environments that help to dynamise the sessions; it includes a wide variety of scenarios that help to treat different disorders such as anxiety, fears or phobias. In addition, it is also able to learn from users and generate environments that improve attention and relaxation treatments.

However, what sets this company apart is its ability to offer services in a simple way using a mobile phone and virtual reality glasses, without the need for a large installation, thus reducing the fixed cost.

At the beginning of May, the firm was able to obtain a 8M € equity financing round by the venture capital funds Asabys Partners and Caixa Capital, with these funds it is hoped to increase the variability of the product, the adoption of improvements in the software and an expansion to clinics throughout the state.

Within the same sector, we bring you other operations of great relevance:

Within the same sector, we bring you other operations of great relevance:

HoloEyes

This Japanese firm has raised €3.5m to build an enhanced platform and virtual reality system to build a virtual reality database backed by Artificial Intelligence technology enabling to diagnose more accurately, find anomalies and discern variations patients in a more accurate way.

Vicarious Surgical

Vicarious Surgical is a technology company focused on the creation of software and hardware for facilitating surgical operations.

Using virtual reality technology, it is able to improve precision and, thanks to artificial intelligence, it helps surgeons to analyse the patient's situation in real time and anticipate possible problems in operations.

This company in mid-February captured $10M to improve the accuracy of its virtual reality system and to scale the sale of the system nationally.

 

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