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Can chronic pain be managed using virtual reality?  Does your DNA dictate if a medication will work for you?  We explore questions like these in Beyond the Medicine Cabinet, the podcast that showcases innovation in medical technology, broug

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Can chronic pain be managed using virtual reality?  Does your DNA dictate if a medication will work for you?  We explore questions like these in Beyond the Medicine Cabinet, the podcast that showcases innovation in medical technology, brought to you by Kooyong Group, and hosted by Zoë Callister-Hakewill .  Not only will you hear stories of game changing technological breakthroughs in health and medicine, but you will also hear from the people who have been helped by these innovations.

Beyond the Medicine Cabinet - Trailer

Can chronic pain be managed using virtual reality?  Does your DNA dictate if a medication will work for you?  We explore questions like these in Beyond the Medicine Cabinet, the podcast that showcases innovation in medical technology, brought to you by Kooyong Group, and hosted by Zoë Callister-Hakewill .  Not only will you hear stories of game changing technological breakthroughs in health and medicine, but you will also hear from the people who have been helped by these innovations.

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24 May 22

Can chronic pain be treated using virtual reality?

For many chronic pain sufferers, treatment options are limited to either polypharmacy or invasive surgeries, each coming with its own unique set of side effects and risks. However, could a virtual reality headset be another option? Wilfred Lax and Dhani Sutanto believe so.  They explain why virtual reality is the future of chronic pain management, and how they envision their innovative technology, the Trancedeucer and CognitiVR, fitting into that future. We also look at the virtual reality pain management method, through the eyes of pain sufferers, Jessica and Samira. The names behind the innovation Wilfred Lax - Founder of Neurotechnology, Dhani Sutanto - Co-founder and CCO of Neurotechnology https://neurotechnology.com.au/

Can chronic pain be treated using virtual reality?

For many chronic pain sufferers, treatment options are limited to either polypharmacy or invasive surgeries, each coming with its own unique set of side effects and risks. However, could a virtual reality headset be another option? Wilfred Lax and Dhani Sutanto believe so.  They explain why virtual reality is the future of chronic pain management, and how they envision their innovative technology, the Trancedeucer and CognitiVR, fitting into that future. We also look at the virtual reality pain management method, through the eyes of pain sufferers, Jessica and Samira. The names behind the innovation Wilfred Lax - Founder of Neurotechnology, Dhani Sutanto - Co-founder and CCO of Neurotechnology https://neurotechnology.com.au/

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EP01 - S1

6 Jun 22

How a simple cheek swab is revolutionising mental health management

As the understanding grows that mental health conditions such as depression or anxiety can affect anyone, so does the use of associated medications such as antidepressants. Currently, as many as 1 in 5 Australian adults are now being prescribed antidepressants, however, it is not widely known that not all such medications work the same for all patients. So how do you know you are getting the medication that is best suited to you? Your genetics could be the answer. By taking a simple cheek swab and using CNS Dose technology, Associate Professor Ajeet Singh, believes that a customised approach achieves better results for patients when treating their mental health.  The name behind the innovation Associate Professor Ajeet Singh – Psychiatrist & Founder and Director of CNSDose https://cnsdose.com/

How a simple cheek swab is revolutionising mental health management

As the understanding grows that mental health conditions such as depression or anxiety can affect anyone, so does the use of associated medications such as antidepressants. Currently, as many as 1 in 5 Australian adults are now being prescribed antidepressants, however, it is not widely known that not all such medications work the same for all patients. So how do you know you are getting the medication that is best suited to you? Your genetics could be the answer. By taking a simple cheek swab and using CNS Dose technology, Associate Professor Ajeet Singh, believes that a customised approach achieves better results for patients when treating their mental health.  The name behind the innovation Associate Professor Ajeet Singh – Psychiatrist & Founder and Director of CNSDose https://cnsdose.com/

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EP02 - S1

20 Jun 22

The headset aiming to take the sting out of needle phobia

Research tells us that as many as one in four adults, and two in three children, experience strong fear and anxiety when anticipating a needle. Smileyscope is hoping to address those fears, with a device that immerses its consumers in a virtual reality journey, where that needle is simply part of the story.  Be it a dive underwater with fish, coral, and penguins, or a magical garden full of butterflies, the Smileyscope is creating an experience that is leaving many previously anxious patients excited about their next appointment! Vanessa shares how her daughters, Addy and Holly, have been helped by this innovation, and we meet Brendan, an adult who faints at the sight of needles. The name behind the innovation Dr Evelyn Chan, CEO of Smileyscope smileyscope.com.au 

The headset aiming to take the sting out of needle phobia

Research tells us that as many as one in four adults, and two in three children, experience strong fear and anxiety when anticipating a needle. Smileyscope is hoping to address those fears, with a device that immerses its consumers in a virtual reality journey, where that needle is simply part of the story.  Be it a dive underwater with fish, coral, and penguins, or a magical garden full of butterflies, the Smileyscope is creating an experience that is leaving many previously anxious patients excited about their next appointment! Vanessa shares how her daughters, Addy and Holly, have been helped by this innovation, and we meet Brendan, an adult who faints at the sight of needles. The name behind the innovation Dr Evelyn Chan, CEO of Smileyscope smileyscope.com.au 

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EP03 - S1

4 Jul 22

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