MyndVR launches its latest upgrade in conjunction with HTC VIVE’s VR accelerator, VIVE X, to combine care and compassion with game-changing virtual reality technology to help seniors.
MyndVR, the nation’s leading provider of virtual reality solutions for senior care communities, announced today the launch of MyndVR 2.0. In partnership with HTC’s VIVE X accelerator, MyndVR is deploying Vive’s standalone Focus headsets to provide easy-to-use, all-in-one immersive experiences for seniors and care partners.
MyndVR brings happiness and wellness to seniors by providing immersive virtual reality experiences revolving around meaningful content with a purpose. It provides seniors with access to the largest library of content, spanning travel, music, art, nature and reminiscence therapies through a strategic partnership with Littlstar. In addition, MyndVR Studios is creating content for specific age-related conditions.
“Our goal is to lift the quality of life and the spirits of the senior citizens across the country,” said Chris Brickler, co-founder and CEO of MyndVR. “We have the ability to bring in a super-engaging technology to these folks - more engaging than TV, more engaging than newspapers. This is a true immersive technology that provides joy and takes people out of the four walls of their existence.”
MyndVR takes a “love, care, and compassion” approach to their work, which is why they have created a strong research coalition to understand the positive dynamics of VR and cognitive health. Their research is showing that virtual reality can improve the quality of life and engagement for seniors, and they continue to create content and experiences that empower seniors to learn, grow and indulge their curiosity.
MyndVR 2.0 comes with senior-friendly, MyndVR-branded Vive Focus headsets and a tablet so care partners can control the experience. MyndVR also offers both onsite and remote training and support.
“At Vive we believe in VR’s potential to reshape humanity for the better using emerging technology and we’re excited to work with MyndVR to bring virtual reality content to improve the lives of senior populations,” said Cher Wang, Chairwoman and CEO of HTC. “Through these positive and life-like experiences, with the help of Vive Focus, virtual reality is improving the quality of life for these individuals and we’re proud to be a part of this life-changing initiative.”
MyndVR 2.0 is currently deployed in more than 20 states and is available worldwide.