Woolax combats work stress and turnover woes with virtual reality

January 20, 2019
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This article was written and published in Spanish and has been translated into English via Google Translate. Click here to read the original article.

Woolax was born in November 2017, and the Director of Marketing and Communication of the company, Raúl J. Sánchez, told Efe that the idea was started because of the three founding partners: the current CEO of the company, Juanjo Saez; the technology director, Jorge Serna; and Sánchez himself, joined in the virtual reality startups incubator Oarsis, framed within Demium.

The company manager indicated that the three partners contributed their experience from "individually, each with different profiles, one with a technological profile another with a more financial profile and business development and another with a more marketing profile and communication."

Thus, Saez, Serna and Sánchez, attracted by virtual reality, decided to attack stress, a problem that they consider "the disease of the 21st century" and to do it "using this technology as an ally", Sánchez said.

Woolax works through virtual reality glasses synchronized with a massage chair

The system presented by Woolax was initiated by a proposal for relaxation experiences in virtual reality. Sanchez details: "We synchronized virtual reality glasses with a massage chair and made a more complete, premium product."

Woolax has started its journey by offering its product, in the words of the marketing director "in the business sector and work environments where we see that stress is a major problem." Thus, Sanchez has indicated that Woolax "offers to install this system in the offices so that employees can use it whenever they want during their workday".

"Our system offers many facilities," Sánchez said, since "it only occupies four square meters; that is, it can be installed in an accessible space for people and a large room is not necessary to house the entire staff".

The way to access it once installed is with a booking system integrated into the reservation of rooms of the company in question and if you do not have it, the company provides "a very simple application in which you see the time availability of the system and in the free space the user can click and reserve their 10 minutes of session", reported Sanchez.

Woolax, immersed in a round of financing of 200,000 euros to reach the health sector

The company is in a round of financing of 200,000 euros of which already has committed 40,000 and once completed, Woolax intends to "continue the work in the world of the company and begin 2019 in the health sector while growing in both."

In the future, Woolax has set the goal to "offer the benefits of the system to everyone," especially "when virtual reality is a technology that is more implemented in society; that is, that each person has their virtual reality glasses at home".

Once this round ends, the company wants to incorporate between 8 and 10 employees "in the commercial sections and employee development", which would join in this way the three founders, who also have a full-time collaborator and three others part-time collaborators, without discarding "any collaboration considered valuable for the project".

This article was written and published in Spanish and has been translated into English via Google Translate. Click here to read the original article.

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