Josh here. Welcome to Therapeutic XR.
The origins of the Therapeutic XR vision come out of various explorations & experiences I've had over the last 35+ years. I'm 56.
Primarily related to mindfulness, inquiry, adventure, creativity, awareness, pain, pleasure, enlightenment, compassion,
healing, the opening of the heart & mind... and related to life & death... & the vitality of the present moment.
Most people know someone who has had minor or major health conditions or challenges,
or know someone who currently does.
Many of us have had our own challenges, to varying degrees.
For the many people who currently have health challenges.
It can be a difficult & intense process for the person who does,
and difficult & intense, in a different way, for their family and friends.
Our Therapeutic XR mandate is to bring some benefit & uplift to people facing these challenges.
You will see a broad range of conditions or illnesses below.
Our plan is for many of our core offerings & features to be applicable for most of these groups.
We may need to make some changes, to reflect the needs of people with certain conditions.
Or possibly add some very specific features for certain groups.
Partnering with others is an important part of our strategy. This is a medium to long term initiative.
We are confident, that over time, we can bring benefit to a significant number of people from the groups below.
* Our app will be built out in 3 phases, in relation to the conditions below. See Dev Phases in our menu..
Good mental health is vital for wellness, and for when facing various challenges in life.
Stress reduction is a significant way to improve mental health, as is experiencing emotional uplift.
There are a range of methods that we will be implementing in our app to address both.
- Part of our Therapeutic XR mandate is to create uplifting & beneficial experiences that improve mental health..
7 years ago, a person that I am very close to, collapsed at home, and was rushed to hospital.
He spent 6 months in hospital, and then moved to a long term acute care facility.
He was diagnosed with ALS, and we were told by his doctor that this is a terminal illness.
I have been visiting him pretty much every week, for the last 7 years. (Except during various Covid restrictions & lockdowns.)
He is a lovely man, and has a wonderful presence.
He is now almost fully paralyzed, on a vent 24/7, fed via gtube, and is losing his voice.
His spirit still burns bright, and his smile lights up the room.
During the last 7 years, I have met many wonderful people that live in the same acute care facility.
A number of them are quite paralyzed or severely paralyzed.
Some spend much of their waking hours lying in a bed. Basically, not moving.
Sometimes just able to move their eyes, or they can make minor facial expressions.
From what I understand,... , these are very vibrant, sensitive, intelligent and aware human beings.
I showed a relatively simple VR experience to someone i've gotten to know there, who has quite severe paralysis.
He was amazed and inspired by the experience. It was a powerful experience to see, hear and feel his positive reaction.
- Part of our Therapeutic XR mandate is to create uplifting & beneficial experiences for people who are paralyzed or severely paralyzed..