April 6, 2021
Very good news! wake up and smileThe startup that uses virtual reality to improve the well-being of patients in hospitals and residences, has successfully completed its tour. Finally the company met €200,000 of total 61 Influence of investors, on a tour led by the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation.
Thanks to this round, the Madrid startup will be able to implement its growth plan and improve its virtual reality platform by introducing new functionality in the future.
Virtual reality as therapy
Hard working hours in the hospital are a major cause of stress and anxiety among patients. For them mainly, WakeUp & Smile´ Create a therapeutic technique to help them entertain, relax and even reduce their pain.
Founding brothers Jean-Francois and Sebastien Rose discovered this need through personal experience. His mother suffered from cancer for 12 years and spent many hours in hospital. After his death, they decided to expand and professionalize the project with doctors and psychologists to help other patients.
for more than two years,WakeUp & Smile´ It already operates in more than 20 hospitals in Spain, Belgium, France and China with an impact on more than 75,000 patients.
The company offers hospitals cups Virtual Reality and TabletsIt has been pre-disinfected and all security protocols are followed. Thanks in-house production studio, to create exclusive content, No effect of dizziness It is supervised by specialists. Each content is adapted to each person’s needs, improving the service.
For example, a depressed You can watch videos recommended by a psychiatrist to improve the disease. Another example could be a patient in rehabilitation or cancer patient You can watch travel content or relax,” said Jean-Francois Rose, co-founder of `Wake up and smile.
Thanks for this tour. wake up and smile It intends to continue to grow, transfer its technology to more hospitals, and acquire more virtual reality glasses and tablets. In addition, one of his goals is to bet on the production of his own content.
Congratulations to all a team For the project for great work and for everyone Investor Impact You chose WakeUp & Smile as partners!
with this they 24 the social institutions Funded by Bolsa Social. Moreover, we have reached a new milestone: for the first time we have crossed 5 million euros across the platform. For this reason, we will never tire of giving you Thanks for your trust. Without you, both passionate entrepreneurs and micro-investors who support projects, Bolsa Social would not exist.
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