Your journey begins here.

Starting with the basics: FAQs

Keeping up with VR's growing role in healthcare can be difficult (and overwhelming). Our Frequently Asked Questions are a great place to start.


The evidence leading us forward

In our Learning Hub, you'll find seminal research from the intersections of healthcare and VR. It's this evidence that will continue to shape the future of clinical VR.


Meet our team!

We are a passionate group of clinicians, patients, scientists, storytellers and creators, brought together by uncommon experiences to pursue a common mission.


Starting with "why"

To give you an idea of where it all began for the team here at IKONA, read about our CEO's personal patient journey and why he felt compelled to find a solution.



Hi! I'm Todd Maddox

Todd Maddox, Ph.D.

Learning scientist | Former University Professor

Having studied the brain basis of learning, memory and performance for the last 30 years, the brain science is clear: virtual reality (VR) speeds learning and enhances retention by engaging multiple learning and memory systems in the brain in synchrony. Learners enjoy the experience and gain knowledge while having fun!


Why use virtual reality for education & training?

We are often asked how virtual reality compares to the flat video-based tools or classroom-based instruction that we are all used to. The differences are significant; but best of all, they are measurable:

  1. VR leads to better initial learning;

  2. VR leads to reduced stress and higher satisfaction;

  3. VR reduces the rate of forgetting;

  4. VR boosts retention versus traditional classroom education;

  5. VR long-term memory retention 4x better than traditional learning;

  6. VR empathy 2x higher than traditional training;

Learn more here.

Where does "IKONA" come from?
After our neurosurgeon co-founders Kimon Bekelis and George Kakoulides published the results of their randomized controlled trial,the team decided to embrace their roots and establish a company bearing the Greek name for something that recognized the power of imagery to inspire positive change and to help others.
How does it work?

We keep it simple. When you sign up for a subscription, we'll send you everything you need, including your headset!

Check out our FAQs for more details on the "how", "what", and "why" behind how it all works.

OK. I'm interested, what's next?
Once you've had a chance to go through some of the resources we have provided for you here and you decide that you'd like to learn more, you can schedule a demo with us.
Do we need a VR headset?

Yes, but don't worry, we'll be taking care of that! When you subscribe with us, we send as many Oculus Go virtual reality headsets as you need.

Already have an Oculus Go headset? Perfect, just let us know and we'll help you get started.

How much will something like this cost?

Our monthly subscriptions are priced per headset and based on the amount of content that you'd like access to. Subscriptions start at $149/month per headset. More information can be found on our subscription pricing page and in our overview deck.

If you are looking for specific content, we also work with organizations looking for unique solutions to meet their needs. Learn more about the ways we partner and provide end-to-end VR solutions to large healthcare organizations.

Reach out to us at with any specific questions on pricing plans or how we support organizations of all types and sizes across healthcare.

Is your content available in 2D formats?

We do not make our content available in 2-D for use on laptops, PCs, tablets, or smartphones. This approach takes into account i) the interactive nature of our content modules; ii) the role gaze-tracking plays in our ability to deliver insights to customers; and iii) the inherent benefits and advantages of immersive technologies that are entirely lost in flat content.

Our platform will not replace your computer-based training programs; rather, it will actually enhance its performance when the two are used together. The two methods are fundamentally different yet complementary offerings in the training space.

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