A systematic process that utilizes activity-based interventions to address the assessed needs of individuals with illnesses and/or disabling conditions, as a means to psychological and physical health, recovery and well-being.
Recreational therapy can be administered through a variety of techniques, but those with limited access to the outside world cannot fully benefit from such activities. Some contemporary technologies (i.e. smartphones) may solve this problem to some extent, but Virtual Reality is the most effective solution.
VR breaks down barriers that prevent older adults from participating in therapeutic recreational activities and provides highly immersive experiences that match real-life.
VR RECREATIONAL THERAPY
Lowers levels of depression
Enhances attention, memory, and perception
Increases self-confidence and acceptance of disability
Strengthens communication and cooperation skills
Enhances feelings of well being
Decreased social isolation and increased affiliation with others
Son of MyndVR User - Los Angeles, California
Just seeing it in my mom that when she does it, she is happy and excited. She likes it. She likes going places, so she gets to do that, and it's a cool thing
Life Enrichment Coordinator at Aspyre Rock Creek - Fort Collins, Colorado
We thought [MyndVR] would be a good way for our residents to get out and to travel and explore without jeopardizing their safety...and they love it.
MyndVR User at the John Knox Village - Pompano Beach, Florida
There were buildings, fountains, and tourists walked in front of me and I could almost touch them, it’s great and it’s like I was there.
Older age comes with increased barriers that make it difficult for seniors to fully participate within their communities, but VR provides the resources to partake in recreational therapy without needing the physical or cognitive ability that is often required.