WANDERLUST FOR THE ELDERLY

As the world of virtual reality has taken off in recent years, it is only fair that everyone gets a turn.

The phenomenon that is VR technology allows users to participate in life-like scenarios while in the surroundings of their own home. By placing an eye mask piece over the face, users can witness 360-degree views of different settings, resulting in an immersive 3D environment.

Used mostly by teens or young adults, the use of VR technology has now extended to the older generation. Kento Toshima and his team from the University of Tokyo have recently made it their mission to introduce the exciting world of virtual reality to the senior community.

With the purpose of engagement, the team are using VR to provide the older generation with a sense of wanderlust and excitement. So far, multiple 360-degree videos from around the world have been shown to senior individuals and have resulted in a positive response.

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