What We Do
18Loop deploys Extended Reality (XR) technology to help kids with cancer tolerate treatment, recover and thrive. We have tested the efficacy of Virtual Reality (VR) on pediatric. cancer patients with the American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO), the oldest and largest grassroots nonprofit to fight pediatric cancer. It is 18Loop's goal to advocate for XR adoption for pediatric cancer patients and to deploy the technology to as many cancer kids as we can through our partnership with the ACCO. Gaming, Virtual Stress Management and Immersive Learning will strengthen our kids in their fight against the disease. 85% of our kids report better mood with 18Loop VR.
Why We Do It
16,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States. Over 400,000 are diagnosed worldwide. A typical recovery takes 1,000 days. Treatment can be taxing and painful. Recovery rates continue to improve but diagnosis numbers are increasing. One in five kids will not survive cancer, and they all can use our help.
Who We Are
18Loop is a 501(c)(3) certified nonprofit organization. Our tax ID is: 82-1498855. We were founded by concerned technologists. Ultimately, combined with other factors, we hope to improve childhood cancer comfort and survival rates. 18Loop was created after our founder attended a course in Artificial Intelligence at MIT. The level of technological development in the field of VR is currently sufficient to impact our kids in ways that could not have been envisioned ten years ago. Bringing our technology to the fight against cancer on a broad scale is our goal. 18Loop is HIPAA certified for Privacy and Security. 18Loop is a GuideStar Platinum charity.