We currently work with over twenty five of the top Children’s Hospitals and Research Institutions to distribute immersive technology developed at Stanford University and other leading research partners. We provide support to these partners to train staff and advise them as they introduce and routinize the use of immersive technology in their unique settings. We are also working with these partners to distribute immersive technology that they are researching and developing.
Invincikids will work to identify clinical ACCESS Partners that serve BIPOC and low income populations in urban, rural and international settings. The ACCESS Partners will receive complete immersive technology packages, use and best practice training, technical support, and coaching as needed. ACCESS Partners will be offered opportunities to provide feedback on their experiences with immersive technology, will be asked to provide basic use statistics, and will be offered opportunities to participate in multisite research studies with leading researchers developing new software applications for pediatric settings.
The IK Consortium will bring researchers, clinicians who have adopted immersive tech, software developers, hardware developers, funders, and people interested in immersive tech potential in their healthcare environment. The aim is to provide regular opportunities for dialog around use case research and results, adoption experiences, potential for future research and application development, and a supportive community to advance and advocate for pediatric healthcare immersive technology. This consortium will also promote the idea of providing no cost software applications in an open source environment. The IK Consortium will invite inclusion of ACCESS Partners serving under-resourced communities with the hope that including front line healthcare workers an opportunity to represent a wider range of perspectives to the future development of pediatric focused immersive technology.
We will work with other researchers and institutions to distribute no cost immersive applications developed outside of Invincikids. There are many organizations, including Institutional Partners, that have received research grants to address specific use cases who have developed immersive technology software that does not have a distribution channel. Invincikids will work with these organizations to distribute their software applications for no cost. Invincikids will also be able to provide assistance to organizations that need help to complete software development process to make sure software is ready for deployment, package software with the necessary training and implementation materials to provide for successful adoption.