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Interactive storytelling for patient education and caregiver training


Founded: 2017
Employees: 6
Quick Pitch:


IKONA is a subscription VR platform transforming patient education through interactive storytelling and immersive data. We work at the intersection of storytelling, healthcare and technology. We create virtual reality (VR) modules designed to transform the patient experience and train the next generation of healthcare providers. Our subscriptions focus on the aging experience with modules including Falls Prevention, Diabetes, Mood and Memory.



Tim Fitzpatrick

Tim Fitzpatrick is a US Navy veteran and VA patient who joined IKONA from Wall Street, where he served as an institutional equities trader covering over 500 companies in the Technology, Media & Telecom sectors. Tim recognized how emerging applications of technologies like machine learning, VR & AR could be applied to create innovative solutions in every industry and knows IKONA will change the way patients and practitioners experience healthcare.


Kimon Bekelis

Dr. Kimon Bekelis is a neurosurgeon and Assistant Professor at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. He is a national leader in health policy and big data analytics. He has developed two software applications on risk prediction and patient satisfaction, and has received funding support from the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the Hitchcock Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health.


George Kakoulides, MD

Dr. George Kakoulides is a neurosurgeon and filmmaker. He was one of the pioneers in creating documentaries harnessing the power of virtual reality. While pursuing a Master’s Degree at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, Dr. Kakoulides directed and produced multiple education and training videos including Robyn and Luis for the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation.

Chief Strategist, AR & VR

Kel O'Neill

Kel co-created PBS/POV Digital's Emmy-nominated, Webby-honored interactive documentary Empire and was the winner of the inaugural Tim Hetherington Visionary Award for the VR documentary The Ark. He was awarded the 2017 Eisenhower Fellowship, served as Senior Fellow at The Economist Media Lab and was the writer and Creative Lead on the magazine's virtual reality documentary Oceans VR Net Positive (New York Film Festival 2016)


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