TIME Names Best Innovations of 2020

Friday, December 18, 2020

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Some good things came out of 2020. Among them, were 100 Best Innovations changing how we live as named by TIME. The list includes Virti, a training platform that drops workers into high-stress augmented and virtual reality scenarios, where they can practice responding and receive feedback.

Trauma surgeon Dr. Alex Young launched the U.K.-based Virti in 2018 to help medical professionals train for difficult situations, such as what to do when an artery is nicked during surgery.

This year, the company found an important new use case: the pandemic. Virti’s COVID-19 modules teach frontline workers around the world skills like the proper way to wear personal protective equipment, administer treatment, or ventilate a patient. A company study found that Virti’s augmented and virtual reality-based approach boosted knowledge retention by 230% compared with typical training.

In addition to AR and VR, the list includes companies in categories from accessibility and beauty to design, entertainment, fitness, food & beverage, health, parenting, social good, and transportation.

View the complete list here.

Category: COVID-19, UK Connection, Innovation