MyndVR announces the launch of MyndVR at Home, the at-home version of its MyndVR program, which combines a virtual reality (VR) headset with a companion tablet, providing a variety of immersive entertainment experiences for individual seniors living at home.
With the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbating the social isolation of seniors, VR could provide a gateway into the outside world for the aging population, according to MyndVR in a media release.
“Our goal has always been to lift the quality of life and the spirits of senior citizens across the country,” says Chris Brickler, co-founder and CEO of MyndVR, in the release. “We’ve seen the kind of impact that our program has on seniors living in care communities, and we wanted to be able to share that impact, create those experiences, and empower seniors to learn, grow and indulge their curiosity from their own homes.”
MyndVR at Home was built to be user-friendly. In addition, by pairing the companion tablet with the VR headset, seniors and their caregivers can experience virtual reality adventures together.
The company’s vast library, which combines MyndVR Original content with 360-degree videos from a partnership with Littlstar, the global content network dedicated to immersive experiences, includes travel, music, art, nature, and reminiscence therapies, the release continues.
“MyndVR is not just about the entertainment that it provides to seniors,” notes Jim Gleason, head of product development at MyndVR. “Our research has shown that MyndVR and the virtual reminiscence therapy that we create has the ability to lift spirits and help seniors relive amazing memories from their youth.”
For more information, visit MyndVR.
[Source(s): MyndVR, Business Wire]