IsoPouch and Pain Rehabilitation Virtual Reality (PRVR) Named Awardees in Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in COVID-19 Patient Care
January 25, 2021 —Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS, together with the American Organization for Nursing LeadershipTM (AONL) and the Society of Nurse Scientists, Innovators, Entrepreneurs, & Leaders (SONSIEL), announced today that IsoPouch and Pain Rehabilitation Virtual Reality (PRVR) have been selected as the awardees in Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in COVID-19 Patient Care.
To advance their research, IsoPouch and PRVR will receive a combined total of $100,000 in grant funding, mentoring from experts across the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, and access to the Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS ecosystem.
Scrub pockets become inaccessible when wearing personalized protective equipment (PPE) isolation gowns. IsoPouch is a disposable, stick-on pouch used on isolation gowns to carry medical supplies.
Pain Rehabilitation Virtual Reality (PRVR)
Pain Rehabilitation Virtual Reality, developed through a collaboration with the CHARIOT program at Stanford and the iOuch Pain Lab at SickKids Hospital, aims to develop and implement virtual reality as an at-home rehabilitation treatment for adolescents with chronic pain.
In connection with our overall commitment to supporting frontline healthcare workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, this QuickFire Challenge was inspired by the NurseHack4Health: COVID-19 Virtual Hackathon where over 500 nurses, healthcare professionals, and tech enthusiasts convened virtually to help ideate potential solutions for COVID-19 health challenges. This is the fifth QuickFire Challenge in the Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenges series with past challenges addressing topics like perioperative care, oncology, and maternal health.
The QuickFire Challenges are managed by Johnson & Johnson Innovation—JLABS, with the goal to address today’s greatest health care challenges.
NurseHack4Health is a free, weekend-long virtual hackathon presented by Johnson & Johnson, SONSIEL, Microsoft and dev up for nurses to share and develop their ideas to improve healthcare and strengthen their innovation skills.