Use & effect

Here are a few examples of the variety of uses for our video glasses. In anesthesia, HappyMed can be used in the induction room before general anesthesia or in the recovery room. It is perfect for use in the operating room during procedures with regional anesthesia. In cardiology, HappyMed can be used for percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA), transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and electrophysiological examination of the heart (EPU). In oncology, HappyMed can be a support during radiation therapy, infusion therapy and bone marrow punctures.

Over 80% of human sensory impressions are perceived through the eyes and ears, which makes audiovisual sedation an extremely effective method for reducing stress and anxiety. HappyMed offers a retreat, even for patients in very psychologically stressful situations and helps them to replace that distress with positive thoughts. For medical facilities, this results in an alternative to the increased use of sedatives and an effective means of increasing the acceptance rate of regional anesthesia.

Virtual reality glasses are very popular in the entertainment industry, but have some disadvantages in medical use in the OR. When wearing virtual reality glasses, the patient should be able to move and turn his head in order to be submersed in the virtual environment. In the operating room, however, patients are expected to remain still. It has also been found that virtual reality glasses can cause dizziness in some patients. In addition, virtual reality only focuses on the visual world. Patients are only distracted spatially and not acoustically, and so they can perceive the surrounding noises, which in turn makes the calming effect more difficult. That is why HappyMed uses classic video glasses with headphones.

Application

The program offers either entertainment or relaxation for all ages – for children, elderly and everyone in between. Patients can choose among comedies, feature films, classical concerts, nature documentaries, children’s films or relaxation content.

According to a survey in several clinics in a German chain of clinics (n = 110), 92% of patients would use HappyMed again. The medical staff enjoy working with HappyMed in more than 80% of the cases. In 45% of the interventions, HappyMed can save on sedatives, painkillers or anesthetics. In 73% of these cases, medication could even be completely dispensed with.

Yes, for people who wear glasses, the diopters can be set separately for each eye, so that a sharp image is guaranteed.

The glasses are ergonomically designed and sit loosely on the nose. Therefore, the glasses can also be used while wearing a ventilator.

The HappyMed battery lasts about 8 hours. This makes the glasses suitable for daily use – for several successive short interventions and also for longer procedures.

The HappyMed video glasses can be completely disinfected, thanks to their hygienic surfaces and disposable, interchangeable headphone covers. A cleaning plan is also available.

HappyMed is a certified class I medical product and can be used safely in the operating theater.

All films are stored locally, directly on the media center. HappyMed can also be used in the operating theater without WiFi and without Internet. System updates take place while charging (overnight).

Purchase

The video glasses are only rented. The monthly cost is 199 euros . That includes the complete system and the film licenses.
A purchase is not possible. That is due to the the ongoing license fees for commercial use of the films and the management of the associated contracts, which means that HappyMed takes over the full curation of the content, including the management of the rights of use. Hospitals are thus comprehensively protected by law. The content is also regularly updated and expanded. In addition to the medical advantages of calmer patients, there are also positive economic effects for the hospital. The audiovisual distraction saves on medication. Above all, it relieves the nursing staff in preparation for the operation and in the recovery room.

Medical interventions cause stress and anxiety for many patients. That usually results in an increased use of sedatives or general anesthesia. The result, however, are more complications (such as postoperative delirium), a longer time to extubation, a longer stay in the recovery room and, as a result, increased care for the anesthetists and/or nursing staff.

For example:

  • Patients who develop postoperative delirium have to stay an average of 4.2 days longer in the hospital and thus consume additional resources worth around € 1,200.
  • Patients who were additionally pharmaceutically sedated prior to the regional anesthesia must be monitored in the recovery room for 2 hours after the operation. This also adds up to € 1,200 if an hour in the recovery room is set at € 600.

With the HappyMed video glasses there is potential for savings through more regional anesthesia instead of general anesthesia, less pharmaceutical sedation, a shorter time to extubation, a shorter time in the recovery room, a reduced risk of postoperative delirium and through the relief of the anesthesia and/or nursing staff.

You can download a more comprehensive white paper on savings potential in clinics here.

You send us an inquiry with your contact details. We will get in touch with you promptly and make an appointment for the delivery. As soon as you have received the device, we will give you a brief introduction by phone or online video conference. The HappyMed video glasses are immediately ready for use. No installation or configuration is required. Operation is intuitive.

All functions and all media are activated for you on the device during the test. You have access to all functions and films during the trial and can test it for 14 days, free of charge. If you have any questions, you can reach us at any time by phone or email.

After the 14-day trial, we will have a short feedback session with you about your experience. If you are not convinced, we will have the device picked up at our expense. If you want to continue working with the video glasses, we will be happy to make you an offer and you can keep the video glasses from your trial.

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