Videos replace pills
HappyMed’s video glasses provide distraction for patients of all ages, helping them to relax and calm down. Patients can use the glasses to watch films, concerts, documentaries or relaxation content in various situations, e.g. when preparing for anesthesia or waking up after an operation. This can reduce the need for sedatives, anesthetics and pain relief during medical procedures. HappyMed video glasses have EU certification as a Class I medical device. They were developed by Austrian start-up HappyMed and have been in use in hospitals and medical practices since 2015.
Potential applications include general anesthesia, both when administering the anesthetic and waking up afterwards; regional anesthesia, e.g. in knee and hip operations, when implanting heart pacemakers and defibrillators and during cardiac catheterization; and chemo- and radiotherapy.
HappyMed is about patient wellbeing. Patients feel much less anxious after putting on the video glasses, becoming calmer and more relaxed.
The effects of HappyMed video glasses were examined in 88 patients at a hospital in Germany over a period of five months. Result: The patients’ anxiety levels were considerably decreased. Sedative use was reduced or unnecessary in over 80% of patients.