Following its success with a number of partnerships over the past year, Antser’s pioneering virtual reality (VR) technology has now been shortlisted for three awards at the National Technology Awards 2022.
Based on their innovative work with the East Metropolitan Police, Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust and London Borough of Hillingdon, Antser VR is a finalist for the Healthcare Tech of the Year, Tech for Good and User Experience (UX) Technology of the Year awards.
As one of the UK’s leading providers of transformational solutions, Antser works with professionals on the front line in supporting children, young people and vulnerable adults.
Antser VR is one of the first VR-enabled behaviour change programmes designed for children’s and adults’ social care, as well as health and education. Using in-house designed, hard-hitting VR films as case studies, they immerse users into the lives of three characters from pre-birth to adolescence to give participants the chance to experience real life situations, like abuse, neglect and exploitation, directly through the eyes of a child.
Richard Dooner, Chief Executive Officer at Antser, said:
“To be recognised not just once but three times at the National Technology Awards is absolutely outstanding. Our team at Antser all pulled together throughout the pandemic and worked incredibly hard to continue working with key partners and those on the frontline to ensure the very best outcomes for vulnerable children, young people and adults.
Being shortlisted for our work with East Metropolitan Police, Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust and London Borough of Hillingdon has been an incredible achievement, and we are so proud that our VR tool is being recognised for the tremendous impact it can have on changing the lives of vulnerable people in our society.”
Antser VR aims to enhance the understanding of professionals within these key sectors and challenge the “standard responses”, with topics covering a range of sector issues including safeguarding, domestic abuse (DA) and working with dangerous and evasive behaviours in a bid to deliver positive change and improved outcomes for vulnerable children, adults, families and communities.