Social VR and Society

Tom Nickel
Oct 4, 2021

How Is VR Being Used?

Is Social VR a Use Case?

This Section contains brief articles about Social VR; ie, VR with human interaction, being used to for specific usage scenarios, especially ones that enable extended access to important services.

VR and Aging

June 8, 2021

There have been several case studies involving older people in residential care facilities and the possibility of VR reducing the sense of boredom and loneliness. Now Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab is collaborating with MyandVR and the John Knox Senior Community in central Florida in the largest study yet of the effects of VR on reducing isolation.

Additional goals are, “to see whether virtual reality can improve their mood, strengthen their relationships with staff and make them more receptive to technology,” according the VHIL Director Jeremy Ballenson. More facilities are planned for expanded future research.



Tom Nickel

Learning Technologist focusing on VR, Video, and Mortality … producer of Less Than One Minute and 360 degree videos