Embodied Labs, a Los Angeles, CA-based immersive platform using virtual reality (VR) to innovate training for the aging care workforce, raised $3.2m in seed funding.
The round was led by Ziegler Link·Age Fund, co-led by The Venture Reality Fund, as well as SustainVC, WXR Fund, and ETF@JFFLabs, and angels Dr. Ken Dychtwald and Maddy Dychtwald.
The company intends to use the funds to expand operations.
Founded in 2016 and led by Carrie Shaw, CEO, Embodied Labs is a VR immersive learning platform on aging population health issues training home care, senior living, hospice, medical and nursing schools, hospitals and employers interested in educating HR departments to support its caregiving employees.
The company uses VR to put health care professionals and family caregivers into the body and mind of people who are challenged with lifespan aging issues: cognitive decline such as Alzheimer’s, age-related vision and hearing loss, neurodegenerative disease such as Parkinson’s and Lewy body dementia, and end-of-life decisions.