Can’t Get Out? Virtual Reality Wants to Save You From Isolation
While VR is carving out a place in assisted living settings, there’s also a push to reach older adults at home. In August, Dallas startup MyndVR will be launching a VR kit with HTC Vive Flow goggles, a companion tablet for caregivers or family, and access to a library of company-produced and licensed VR content.
How virtual reality helps curb social isolation among local senior citizens
In December, we uncovered just how serious social isolation was for older adults living in the Tampa Bay area. We're revisiting the issue with an in-depth look at how virtual reality is curbing the adverse effects of social isolation for senior citizens and what those in one local assisted living community have to say about it.
MyndVR continues expansion with acquisition of Immersive Cure
MyndVR, the leading provider of virtual reality solutions for older adults in the United States, announced the acquisition of virtual reality therapy company Immersive Cure. Jessica Benson, Founder of Immersive Cure, will join MyndVR as the VP of Market Development.
Can Virtual Reality Make Older Adults Happier and Healthier?
MyndVR is one of just a few tech firms targeting the senior set with custom-made virtual experiences that range from skydiving to Broadway shows. The company believes that kind of content can provide more than entertainment; it can also serve as therapy—perhaps even FDA-approved therapy—for seniors in assisted living and memory care units.
HTC VIVE Breaks new Ground with Launch of Portable VIVE Flow Immersive Glasses
HTC VIVE today announced VIVE Flow, a compact, lightweight immersive glasses device that transports its wearers wherever they want or need to be – anytime, anywhere. Designed with comfort and portability in mind, VIVE Flow lets people find moments of calm and well-being for themselves throughout the day, including: Meditation 2.0 with apps like TRIPP, or taking a scenic, immersive drive down Route 66 with MyndVR’s original series: A Road to Remember
MyndVR Partners with Healing HealthCare Systems' C.A.R.E. VRx to Offer Largest Meditative Channel in VR for Seniors Across the Country
MyndVR, the leading provider of virtual reality (VR) solutions for seniors and active agers, announced today that it has signed a partnership with Healing HealthCare Systems to offer Continuous Ambient Relaxation Environment (C.A.R.E.) VRx to residents using the MyndVR system at senior and memory care communities, assisted living communities, hospice care and at home across the country.
MyndVR has partnered with Bakersfield-based Vaquero Energy, which is sponsoring an important program that provides 10 senior living centers and hospices to complimentary MyndVR headsets and content subscriptions for the next two years.
Piloting a plane, racing a car and touring the outer space. These are just a few things seniors experienced using their new virtual reality headsets.
From space station to Broadway play: Senior living residents get to travel in virtual reality program
Senior living residents in California are getting a chance to immerse themselves in fantasy travel and adventures from the comfort of home as participants in a virtual reality program supported by a local energy company.
Can virtual reality help seniors? Study hopes to find out
Terry Colli and three other residents of the John Knox Village senior community got a trip via computer to the International Space Station in the kickoff to a Stanford University study on whether virtual reality can improve the emotional well-being of older people.
Virtual Human Interaction Lab at Stanford University Collaborates with MyndVR to Study Impact of Virtual Reality on Older Adults, with Support from AT&T 5G Technology
The Virtual Human Interaction Lab (VHIL) at Stanford University, the pioneering lab focused on the psychological and behavioral effects of virtual reality, announced today a new study in collaboration with MyndVR...
Retirement Home Residents Enjoy Broadway, Skydiving Doing Virtual Reality
Residents of the Springdale retirement community Maple Knoll Village have been busier than usual lately. They've been onstage with Lion King performers in New York, playing with puppies, and rafting down the Colorado River - all virtually of course.
Back to the future: Springdale seniors included in new study focused on virtual reality and aging populations
A global study currently underway through Stanford University hopes to provide qualitative insight between virtual reality and the aging population. The study promises to be the largest study of its kind in history. The study is made possible through partnerships with MyndVR and AT&T.
MyndVR Named Winner in 2020 Sharecare Awards Innovation Category
Commonwealth Senior Living Brings MyndVR's Virtual Reality Program to its 33 Communities
Commonwealth Senior Living announces partnership with MyndVR to bring its virtual reality program to all of its senior living communities in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Tennessee. View CBS 19 News' coverage
How virtual reality is helping seniors breathe new life into old memories
Virtual reality isn’t just for gamers. The same technology that lets users battle monsters in mythical worlds has proven useful for everything from overcoming phobias and practicing surgical procedures to getting a look inside the International Space Station.
Why a Dallas VR company thinks its tech can help aging adults unlock memories
Chris Brickler, co-founder of Dallas-based virtual reality company MyndVR, is hoping that VR headsets will help adults like May retrieve or replicate memorable moments in their lives. The company specializes in the use of virtual reality for aging...
Benedictine Health System Partners With MyndVR to Bring Virtual Reality Therapy to Assisted Living
Benedictine Health System, a nationally recognized, Catholic, non-profit senior living system announced today a partnership with MyndVR, the nation’s leading provider of virtual reality solutions for senior care communities
Virtual Reality Brings Once in a Lifetime Experience to Maine Dementia Patients
Recreational therapist Carrie Wilson started to do her research, and found virtual reality helps dementia patients significantly. “Being able to use virtual reality as a therapy tool to be the first go to rather than a medication...
MyndVR Forms National Research Coalition to Study Virtual Reality and the Aging Mind
MyndVR, a tech, health and wellness company specializing in virtual reality solutions for people 55-plus, is pleased to announce the formation of the MyndVR Science Advisory Board and a national research coalition involving universities across the...
4 Ingenious Technologies To Help Aging Adults Stay Connected And Engaged
MyndVR aims to put smiles on seniors’ faces through Virtual Reality experiences that enable them to relive meaningful memories and/or visit places outside of their normal environments (think outer space, the Great Wall of China, or the Fjords...).
Engaging Veterans through Virtual Reality Experiences at Long Island State Veterans Home
"The LI State Veterans Home is always looking for unique and innovative ways to enhance the quality of life of our veterans", said Fred Sganga, Executive Director. "Through this unique virtual reality solution, our residents will be able to live, or re...
MyndVR Taps Littlstar to Launch Exclusive Virtual Reality Content Service for 55-Plus Adult comm...
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MyndVR, the national leader in providing virtual reality (VR) solutions for senior living communities, and Littlstar, a global content network dedicated to virtual reality, 360-degree video and...
Palm Beach Gardens seniors get fix of virtual reality adventures
PALM BEACH GARDENS — Leopold “Bud” Weidlein, 99, wondered how far down he was diving Wednesday morning as he encountered tropical, red fish. Sitting — yes, sitting — next to him, Marvin Greenberg took in the sight of of Michelangelo’s David...
MyndVR on ABC News with The Legacy at Willow Bend
PLANO -- The residents at The Legacy at Willow Bend have been busy the last month. The men and women of the retirement community have gone deep sea diving, out to jazz clubs and even inside some of the most famous paintings in the world, all courtesy...
VR for Good: MyndVR Wants To Make The Ultimate Platform To Help The Elderly
“I think one of the things that was interesting to me about VR was not trying to satisfy the twenty three year old gamer,” Brickler tells me over the phone. “We would actually try to create a healing health care solution with this technology that would...
University of Texas at Dallas Team Work with Startup MyndVR to Create Content and Systems Geared...
“There are three ideas behind what these VR experiences allow these users,” Dr. Ryan McMahan said. “Either they’ll see something they’ve experienced before, which could bring about memories; experience a place they’ve never seen before, which engages the brain...