Cedars-Sinai announced the launch of Xaia, a spatially computed, AI-enabled virtual psychotherapy companion accessible with Apple Vision Pro headsets to help manage anxiety, addiction, depression, and pain.
The health system calls this experience “generated reality,” and defines it as the convergence of technology and treatment.
Developed in Cedars-Sinai’s Medical Augmented Reality Lab, Xaia uses Apple Vision Pro’s mixed reality environment to develop a toolkit of therapeutic techniques that utilize motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, relapse prevention therapy, and other modalities. to enhance a person’s emotional state.
The technology remembers and learns patient behavior, “integrating past interactions to inform future interactions,” and personalizing each communication to establish continuity of care.
Users can also perform AI-aligned meditations with Xaia to discuss their desires and meditate on them in an immersive environment.
Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai has long been at the forefront of leveraging augmented reality technology within hospitals.
health system host vMed is a two-day conference that brings together medical augmented reality stakeholders to discuss the use of XR in healthcare.
Cedars is not the first company to announce the use of Apple Vision Pro in the medical field.
Last week, the diagnostic imaging and multimedia company Visage Imaging announced the launch of Visage Ease VP, an immersive imaging platform for use with Apple’s augmented reality headsets.