When we think about virtual reality technology the first things that comes to mind is probably its use as an entertainment medium but it can be used for so much more. This fun time tech may be a major help to the elderly.
Old people and technology usually don’t mix very well but Dr. Sonya Kim wants to use it to help the elderly get a new lease on life. Old age can be a very lonely time for many people and to make matters worse, as we age it can be harder to get around for a variety of reasons. VR headsets help people to help them have experiences outside their home, even if they can’t leave their home.
Her company has only just started to test this option out but so far, they have seen some positive results in the happiness of the people that have used the headsets. This could be a brand new way that virtual reality could really help people, not just a new fun way to play games.