LAS VEGAS, Jan. 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sharecare, the digital health company helping people manage all their health in one place, is a featured virtual reality experience at CES 2017 in the HTC VIVE™ VR Showcase. Opening today in the Wynn's Alsace Ballroom, the Vive showcase highlights demos across the VR ecosystem in one-hour blocks for press through Saturday, January 7th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
By utilizing virtual, augmented and mixed reality, Sharecare is leading the visual health revolution, empowering people at all points in the healthcare ecosystem to better communicate and understand medical diagnoses, treatments and patient journeys. As part of the Vive showcase, on Friday, January 6, at 9:00 a.m. PST, Sharecare co-founder and world-renowned cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz will demonstrate Sharecare’s immersive, real-time simulation of the human body available for HTC VIVE.
“While VR currently is used only in niche areas of healthcare, it offers groundbreaking opportunities for people to more actively engage in and understand their own health – and that of their loved ones,” said Dr. Oz. “However, if we are to use VR to make a transformative impact on healthcare as we know it, we must aggressively explore initiatives that will push the notion of visual health beyond simply early technology adopters and more broadly to the masses – and that’s why we’re here at CES 2017.”
While at the Vive showcase, Dr. Oz also will discuss how Sharecare is offering its partners–from educational institutions to medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies, and providers–ways to maximize opportunities to obtain unprecedented visual context to discuss healthy physiology, disease and treatment.
Sharecare is the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place. The Sharecare platform provides each person - no matter where they are in their health journey - with a comprehensive and personalized health profile, where they can dynamically and easily connect to the information, evidence-based programs and health professionals they need to live their healthiest, happiest and most productive life. With award-winning and innovative frictionless technologies, scientifically validated clinical protocols and best-in-class coaching tools, Sharecare helps providers, employers and health plans effectively scale outcomes-based health and wellness solutions across their entire populations. To learn more, visit www.sharecare.com.
VIVE is a first-of-its-kind virtual reality platform developed by HTC and Valve for total immersion in virtual worlds. Designed from the ground up for room-scale VR and true-to-life interactions, VIVE delivers on the promise of VR with game-changing technology and best-in-class content. VIVE has been recognized with over 65 awards and wide critical acclaim since its unveiling in 2015. For more information, visit www.VIVE.com.
HTC Corporation aims to bring brilliance to life. As a global innovator in smart mobile devices and technology, HTC has produced award-winning products and industry firsts since its inception in 1997, including the critically acclaimed HTC One and HTC Desire lines of smartphones. The pursuit of brilliance is at the heart of everything we do, inspiring best-in-class design and game-changing mobile and virtual reality experiences for consumers around the world. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498). www.htc.com
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