Thiruvananthapuram: There is no room for technological disruption without Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality – two technologies that are increasingly entering more realms of daily life. Healthcare is one aspect where a company is using them as diagnostic and therapeutic tools for doctors to study various medical procedures and patient diagnosis. Embright Infotech is a technology-driven company with
Thiruvananthapuram: There is no room for technological disruption without Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality – two technologies that are increasingly entering more realms of daily life. Healthcare is one aspect where a company is using them as diagnostic and therapeutic tools for doctors to study various medical procedures and patient diagnosis. Embright Infotech is a technology-driven company with products and services related to Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR) and Internet of Things (IoT). They are focused on content development of 3D environments in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.
The two technologies are being harnessed by Embright Infotech to develop 3D environments that aid in providing solutions to various ailments
“Our product platform can bring about a change in medical knowledge by giving young doctors a feel of real medical procedures with clarity. New methods of treatment that involve rare diseases can now be replicated a million times for doctors to gain familiarity,” said Sathyanarayanan A R, Director & CEO, Embright Infotech.
“For example, a novice doctor needs to undergo the risk of patient trials. We can provide a virtual reality environment for them to conduct experimental procedures multiple times and understand the results in detail,” added Sathyanarayanan. It was his mother’s rehabilitation activities for disabled children that inspired Sathyanarayanan to build a therapy platform for the disabled patients. Dr. Rema Bai, Sathyanarayanan’s mother has a post-doctoral in clinical linguistics and has worked with Institute for Communicative and Cognitive Neuro Sciences (ICCONS).
The CEO has also worked as an innovation specialist at Bangalore. His experience and knowhow resulted in the birth of Embright Infotech in 2017 – a company formed along with his brother Sankaranarayanan A R and Bobin Chandra.
The therapy modules utilising VR can be used to treat patients with neuro-developmental disorders such as cerebral palsy, autism, schizophrenia and paralysis. The patient will be given therapy sessions under the guidance of a doctor in various recreated real-life scenarios. With repeated use, patients will be able to understand and respond positively to the real-world challenges. As of now, the ratio of disabled patient accessing proper therapy is very small, but Embright Infotech aims to increase the reach of Doctors and the therapy modules to more patients at the same time. With wider adaptation, this technology will help the Doctors to reach out to remote villages where they can run the therapy sessions from a centralized location.
“As advised by the doctor, we create a virtual environment based on children’s needs. For example, if a child is reluctant to interact in public places, we create a virtual public space and make the child familiar with it, so as to alleviate fear with repeated interactions,” said Minto John Mathew, Business Development Head, Embright Infotech.
Virtual Reality is being increasingly used by Doctors all over the world to study newly reported cases of Cancer and other related medical conditions. “With the help of virtual reality, Doctors anywhere in the world can study newly identified cases of cancer and tumor cells as they are being identified and reported.,” said Bobin. Embright is currently in the process of setting up rehabilitation modules across the State for people who need autism-related rehabilitation therapy.
“Being a tech company working on the healthcare front, we had a lot of hurdles to overcome – from getting our niche technology accepted by incubators to obtaining permission to finding samples for testing and approval. We are the only VR company working on Healthcare domain incubated under Kerala Startup Mission,” recounted Bobin.