Addison-based MyndVR is teaming up with leading virtual reality content network Littlstar.
The partnership will create VR simulations on a regular basis for older adults utilizing MyndVR’s interface and Littlstar’s streaming technology, according to the companies. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
MyndVR is dedicated to improving the quality of life for adults ages 55 and older by exposing senior citizens to VR content. The immersive experiences, which virtually transport seniors to a variety of locations such as jazz clubs and art shows, allow older adults to continue learning and exploring well into retirement.
Through a recent series of national pilot programs, the technology has proven to alleviate symptoms and bring relief to seniors living with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease as well as other conditions common in older adults, according to MyndVR.
“Any senior living or health care facilities not using VR today are missing a huge opportunity.”
With the help of Littlstar, the Addison startup hopes to expand its VR therapies across the country.
Littlstar distributes content to recognizable brands such as Disney, Sony, ABC, NBC, Fox, Universal, and National Geographic among others. The immersive content provider also powers more than 150 apps, and in the past it assisted with the launch of PlayStation VR, Windows MR, and Google Daydream.
“By working with MyndVR, we can use our best in class technology and substantial library of content to reach a new audience that may have otherwise not been able to have these experiences,” said Tony Mugavero, founder and CEO of Littlstar, in a release. “Any senior living or health care facilities not using VR today are missing a huge opportunity.”
The Legacy Willow Bend and the Dallas-based VR company conducted a field trial on the health benefits to seniors of the technology.
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