(CONNECTICUT – January 15, 2020) - ARSOME Technology Group, LLC., a trailblazer in immersive technology development, formally announces the launch of ARSOME Health, LLC. and its augmented reality platform, ARx, after a successful round of SEED funding.
ARx provides personalized health information to patients triggered by physical objects, like prescription bottles and lab reports. Patients are immediately informed of warnings, contraindications, and other sensitive information with engaging augmented reality content.
“Nearly Forty percent of Americans have poor health literacy, costing the US about $200 billion annually,” said Benjamin D. Williams, Founder and CEO of ARSOME Technology Group, LLC. “Augmented reality provides a great opportunity for a more meaningful relationship between the patient and healthcare provider. Improving health literacy is a top priority for us. ARx will give patients the opportunity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.”
Partnering with ARSOME Technology on this one-of-a-kind technology is Clifford Schorer, Co-Director of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship program at Columbia University. “What attracted me to ARx was how this technology effectively bridges a serious knowledge-gap between healthcare providers, pharmaceuticals, genetic firms and patients,” said Schorer. He adds, “I wanted to be a part of this because I was so impressed with the devotion, responsiveness and high-level expertise and proficiency demonstrated by Ben and David,” (Founders of ARSOME Technology).
Health literacy affects people of all demographics and socio-economic-status. ARx offers an integrated solution for companies, patients, caregivers and doctors across North America. By introducing educational videos, 3D animated models and immersive tours of lab and medicinal reports, ARx engages, educates and empowers patients to take control of their health. In addition, ARx provides historical analyses, health predictors, and treatments to better inform patients.
“Developing ARx has been a dream come true. Many people in my family have and continue to suffer from serious medical issues and a tool like this can make their life a heck of a lot easier,” said David Oyanadel, Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of ARSOME Technology. “Carefully designing patient-centered features and continuously refining the platform based on industry demand and feedback, has been a fun and rewarding process.”
ARSOME Health’s overarching goal is to intertwine innovation, healthcare, and augmented reality for a highly effective patient tool. The company plans to raise additional funds prior to the pilot phase and continues to seek partners in the pharmaceutical and personal genetics industry for feedback.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, “there are numerous factors that impact health literacy including the patient’s receipt of appropriate written health communication materials, the patient’s ability to accurately interpret written health-related information and their opportunity for meaningful communication with providers. When patients receive written health communication materials that don’t match their reading level, patient education is not effective.” ARSOME health strives to engage and inform, so patients can take optimal care of their medical needs.
Founded in 2016, by a student and his professor, ARSOME Technology is a global firm that offers custom software development for start-ups and enterprises. After determining a customer’s technical requirements and strategic vision, ARSOME technology is poised to provide tech innovation as a vendor, partner or CTO.