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.