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Magic Leap announced Tuesday that it was giving four healthcare partners early access to its next-gen augmented reality headset. Scott Anderson, the company's chief clinical officer, said that the company is interested in targeting dizziness caused by the vestibular disorders.
Anderson says that Magic Leap has been collaborating with Sync Think for a while. He says that it is expanding its relationship to bring Magic Leap 2 into the neurological health space and collaborate on clinical studies. The FDA has clearance for a device that helps diagnose concussions. Eye movements are linked to disorders of the head and neck.
Anderson says that the upgraded camera and sensors in the Magic Leap 2 headset allow for abnormal eye movements that could cause or worsen dizziness. He says that we need high fidelity cameras and sensors that can track at a medical level. That affects the accuracy of the tools that are built. Anderson thinks that the company could eventually develop treatments for those disorders, as well as the tools that they are currently working on.
Digital tools that treat diseases are becoming more common. Patients were given more access to products under development when the FDA relaxed some guidelines. The FDA has given the go-ahead for the use of virtual reality in children and chronic pain, and Magic Leap has just announced new relationships with healthcare companies.
Magic Leap is moving toward healthcare as part of the digital health trend. That has made it easier for companies to find the hardware they need to develop new tools. Magic Leap says it is interested in the military and healthcare industries, which is why it has started to move away from gaming and esports. He says that companies interested in healthcare are starting to pay attention to the types of features important for medical applications and incorporating them into their devices.
Anderson says that they had to buy off-the-shelf virtual reality devices and send them to Germany to have their sensors put in. Everyone is learning quickly the importance of features that appeal to sectors like healthcare.