Virtualis offers solutions for professionals to improve treatment for dizziness, sea-sickness, and even phobias, as well as functional rehabilitation following a stroke. The company was founded in May 2015 in Montpellier by physical therapist Franck Assab
"Contact with patients helps us create ergonomic solutions"Assisted since 2015 by Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole BIC, the startup will focus on its internal organization in 2018. Franck Assaban has already hired a director of operations, Laurent Froin. In March, a Quality director will join the seven-person team, which includes three developers. Virtualis is also planning to hire three additional people. In the spring of 2018, an American group is expected to launch worldwide distribution of Virtualis solutions. The company would like to raise funds by this coming summer.
A busy entrepreneur, Franck Assaban teaches at the university, speaks at conferences, and practices two days a week at his physical therapy office. "Contact with patients helps us create ergonomic solutions, without useless clicking." Admitting that he "hardly has time to get away from work," he appreciated talking about e-health with France's Secretary of State in charge of Digital Affairs, Mounir Mahjoubi, and Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole Vice President, Chantal Marion, at Montpellier's "French Tech Totem" in November. "I discovered other innovative creators with whom we could collaborate."