With a name as intriguing as Virtual Rehab, it is a normal reaction to ask what exactly it is and what does it do? Is it a simulation, a program, or a new video game?
Actually, Virtual Rehab is so much more than any of those options, because it is a company where innovative technology and altruism merge with the aim to help millions of people in vulnerable populations gain access to mental health care. By offering this kind of help, Virtual Rehab allows people to live longer, healthier and happier lives.
Given all of the recent media attention about mental health issues, Virtual Rehab is an excellent idea, arriving onto the scene at the perfect time. Globally, 25% of the population is affected by mental and neurological disorders, and many of them do not have access to any kind of medical or professional help.
Virtual Rehab Will Provide an Innovative Service
Virtual Rehab fills this void by taking care of those most vulnerable and troubled. And because Virtual Rehab is well, Virtual, it can transverse the borders of time and space, reaching more people than any brick and mortar office can.
The power of data transmission is still being understood, and healthcare is one industry that has failed to leverage the modern information economy at any level. Many medical records are still on paper, and the digital systems to handle Electronic Healthcare Records (EHRs) are widely hated by both doctors and other industry professionals.
There have to be better ideas out there, and Virtual Rehab appears to be working on viable solutions to both handling medical data in more efficient ways, and widening the reach of medical care.
So how exactly does Virtual Rehab work? How can a digital company really treat ill people? By leveraging state of the art technology in a four-point solution that involves virtual reality, artificial intelligence, blockchain, and VRH tokens.
These four technologies work together to help treat pain, substance abuse prevention and rehabilitation, and communication enhancement for autism.
- Virtual Reality Although it is usually associated with gaming, Virtual Reality (VR) has increasingly become important in other areas, including health care. By creating a virtual simulation of the real world, certain behaviors and triggers can be exposed and addressed.
- Artificial Intelligence No longer just a science fiction prediction or a fancy Hollywood movie, Artificial Intelligence (AI) at Virtual Rehab comprises a patented system to identify behavioral risks, to create treatment plans and to predict possible outcomes. In this way, the patients can receive remedies and recommendations tailored just for them.
- Blockchain An essential element in cryptocurrency, blockchain is included to ensure privacy and security. With all of the news about data breaches and hacking, cybersecurity is a global priority in the modern digital world. Confidentiality of legal, business and medical records is a necessity, and blockchain provides that extra layer of protection. Virtual Rehab uses it not only to secure the privacy of their patients but also to decentralize the data and information.
- VHR Tokens Here is where it gets even more interesting!
How can tokens help with the mental and neurological problems of vulnerable populations?
Because the ERC20 utility token allows users to acquire services and to be rewarded for seeking help through the online portal. Yes, not only do Virtual Rehab patients receive the treatment they desperately need, they will be rewarded for taking the steps to empower themselves.
In more detail, the tokens are used to order and download programs, to request additional analysis of those programs, to motivate people to use the Virtual Rehab method and to seek counseling (Proof of Therapy) and to acquire services anonymously at the Therapy Centre.
The VHR Token Sale is Coming Soon
There will be a public sale of the Tokens from October 2nd, 2019 until October 12th on Liquid Exchange by Quoine, so people can take the steps needed to start the healing process.
Perhaps some may ask why should we help vulnerable populations all over the globe.
Why should we care about the grim statistics tracking mental health problems, statistics that actually may be conservative estimates?
In addition to just being a virtuous and ethical thing to do, addressing mental health, neurological disorders and substance abuse is a necessity for the safe and effective functioning of societies.
Healthy and happy people contribute more to their communities, making them more productive, profitable and pleasant places to live and work.
The Power of Blockchain Goes Beyond Money
Given the current socio-economic and geopolitical state of the world, stress alone impacts every single citizen, who develops some kind of coping mechanism.
Occasionally those coping mechanisms are not the best, with people turning to substance abuse, erratic behavior, depression, and suicide. Yet, despite all of our superficial differences, the world is truly a symbiotic system, and therefore, suffering is indeed universal, with the repercussions felt everywhere.
Although it may seem Sisyphean to combat these wide-ranging problems, Virtual Rehab has not only identified and acknowledged the issues, it has carefully constructed a detailed means by which to fix them by offering help to those who need it the most.
Virtual Rehab is Creating New Options
By combining technology with the desire to help, Virtual Rehab has literally thought outside of the proverbial box by presenting a digital service that embraces innovative cryptocurrency and conventional psychological counseling, transcending the constraints of geography and the hassles of administration.
Easy to access and easy to use, Virtual Rehab’s unique approach provides security and privacy, and may very well be the saving grace for more than a quarter of the world’s population.
Additionally, Virtual Rehab shows how blockchain can be an integral part of improving both the quality, and the availability of care for populations that would never be able to access quality medical care due to geographic location, economic position, or both.
Care Without Borders or Economic Boundaries
Healthcare in the developed world has become expensive, and very hard to export to emerging markets who arguably need access to healthcare innovations the most. At the same time, access to healthcare in places like the USA is becoming stratified, and based on economic standing.
A shocking report from academics released earlier this year showed that more than 60% of bankruptcies in the USA are related to medical issues. While not all of the medical issues that lead to financial hardship will be addressed with Virtual Rehab’s pilot platform, it could be a model for providing care to the most vulnerable among us.
As the healthcare system becomes less affordable, there will be increasing calls to take action. There are few good solutions that can be made to the current system without serious disruption to how it is organized, and there are also few innovators in a space that is vital to the public good.
Virtual Rehab is Leading the Way
If you want to learn more about how Virtual Rehab is working to help the global public, have a look at this wide-ranging interview. The CEO and Founder of Virtual Rehab, Dr. Raji Wahidy, talks to NASDAQ about a number of challenges we face, and how his company can make a real difference.
It is time for the global population to have easier access to basic medical care, including mental health professionals. While the standard forms of rehab may not be cost-effective for everyone, Virtual Rehab has the potential to change the way that people recover from trauma.
Blockchain is an integral solution to many of the problems that we face, and as Virtual Rehab has demonstrated, its utility reaches well beyond the banking sector. It will be interesting to see how Virtual Rehab develops its systems of care over the coming years.