Jolly Good announces new palliative care VR training module
Jolly Good in the United States, in partnership with Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital, has developed a new VR training module in palliative care communication.
They came up with the VR module to help medical professionals acquire the necessary communication skills to provide care to terminally ill patients and their families.
The VR content simulates a situation where a terminally ill patient is brought to the emergency department. It also portrays a doctor’s perspective when communicating with the patient and their family.
Chinese mental health app Here Hear to launch AI chatbot
Taiwan-based Bamboo Technology is launching an AI-driven chatbot on its Chinese-language mobile mental health app Here Hear.
Based on a press statement, the “3D virtual mental health butler” Joey Rabbit will offer a more personalised interaction with users, powered by voice emotion analysis technology.
To be available 24/7, Joey Rabbit will be first launched on the upcoming desktop version of Here Hear, followed by a release on the mobile app in December. The mobile app will also introduce Joey Rabbit’s counterpart Yang Yang, a 3D virtual healer.
Meanwhile, an English version of Here Hear is slated to be launched early next year.
Kakao Healthcare secures deal to distribute Dexcom G7
Kakao Healthcare, the digital arm of South Korean internet company Kakao Corporation, has signed a local sales agreement with pharmaceutical firm Huons to make Dexcom G7 continuous glucose monitors available across South Korea.
The sale of the Dexcom G7, which will begin in the first quarter of next year, is part of Kakao Healthcare’s initiative to set up a local digital diabetes management service with Dexcom. To recall, the two companies entered into a global collaboration in June.