Following a successful number of partnerships over the past year, Antser’s pioneering virtual reality (VR) technology has been awarded not one, but two awards at this year’s Health Tech Digital Awards 2022.
Based on their innovative work with the West Midlands Social Work Teaching Partnership (WMSWTP) and the London Borough of Hillingdon, Antser VR has been awarded both Best Innovation Project of the Year and the Best Use of Virtual Reality.
This double award win comes following a successful year for Antser VR, with the team taking home the ‘Best Use of Virtual Reality’ award last year at the Health Tech Digital Awards for their work with Darent Valley Hospital.
Richard Dooner, chief executive officer at Antser, said:
“To be recognised twice at the prestigious Health Tech Digital Awards is absolutely outstanding and something that we are all tremendously proud of. Our team at Antser work incredibly hard to ensure we are continually innovating for change with just one aim in mind – to deliver only the very best outcomes for vulnerable children, young people and adults.”
As one of the UK’s leading providers of transformational solutions, 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 impactful VR experiences 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 continued: “Being shortlisted for our work with the London Borough of Hillingdon has been an incredible achievement. It is so rewarding that our VR tool and the commitment of our partners to ‘do things differently’ is being recognised for the impact it can have on changing the lives of those young people most at risk.
“To also be awarded for our work with the West Midlands Social Work Teaching Partnership is fantastic. Our project with WMSWTP saw our innovative VR solution allow students and newly qualified social workers to have the unique and unrivalled opportunity to immerse themselves into the lived experiences of vulnerable children and families to support and empower them in their role as social workers. It is something we are immensely proud to be a part of.”
With over 30 years of experience within the social care sector, Antser supports better outcomes for children, adults, families and communities by delivering solutions and practice guidance within the children’s and adults’ social care sectors, as well as health and education across the UK.