Virti has been selected to join the U.K.’s NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) programme. Virti is the first and only evidence-based AR/VR training company to be selected onto the programme and deployed in the U.K.’s NHS, which employs more than 1.5-million people.

Virti uses virtual and augmented reality combined with artificial intelligence to transport users into realistic, hard-to-access environments and safely assesses them under pressure to reduce anxiety and improve human performance and outcomes regardless of geographical boundaries. The system enables cost-reduction and scaling of in-person coaching and training for corporate companies and healthcare providers.

Virti was founded by trauma and orthopaedic surgeon Dr Alexander Young and only launched 12 months ago but in that short space of time have gained large enterprise customers in the U.K. and U.S. and have won a number of high-profile awards including the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Triennial Innovation Prize and, most recently, winning the VR Healthcare Category at the VR Awards.