Travelers Partners With Companies To Help Find Treatment For Acute Orthopedic Injuries
The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) is an insurance provider of property casualty insurance for home, auto, and business.
The Travelers Companies, Inc. will be partnering with Cedars-Sinai, Samsung Electronics Americ, Bayer, and appliedVR to research the effects of therapeutic virtual reality and wearable technology as an alternative way to manage pain. They will be focusing specifically on acute orthopedic injuries of the lower back and extremities.
The clinical research project will take place at Cedars-Sinai’s Center for Outcomes Research and Education and will last over 16 months. The project will include between 90 and 140 participants with ages ranging from 18 to 65.
“Workplace injuries that lead to chronic pain can cause ongoing issues, as an injured employee may mask pain with opioids or other drugs. Identifying new, non-pharmacologic alternatives for pain management can help an injured employee avoid chronic pain, lower the chances that they will develop a dangerous opioid addiction and reduce medical costs. We are grateful for this partnership and look forward to seeing the results that Dr. Brennan Spiegel and the Cedars-Sinai team uncover using the latest technology from appliedVR, Bayer and Samsung.” – said Dr. Melissa Burke, National Pharmacy Director at Travelers