Dallas-based MyndVR, a leading provider of virtual reality solutions for seniors and “active agers,” has partnered with Healing HealthCare Systems to offer Continuous Ambient Relaxation Environment VRx (C.A.R.E.) to residents who use the MyndVR system at senior and memory care communities, assisted living centers, hospice care, and in the home.
Using gaze-based navigation with VR headsets, users can interact with the immersive C.A.R.E. VRx app, which blends voice-based, guided imagery with 360-degree visuals of forests, lakes, beaches, and more.
Lowers blood pressure, wards off depression
Patients using the app get a chance to meditate, focus breathing, and relax while remaining immersed in the tranquil nature environments.
Studies show that VR experiences like these can help patients heal, lower blood pressure, ward off depression, and more.
“We’re excited to start offering the C.A.R.E. VRx application to our growing network of senior living communities and to families and individuals aging at home,” said Chris Brickler, CEO of MyndVR, in a statement.
“We’re always looking to continue enhancing the lives of seniors, bringing them joy, tranquility, and adventure through virtual reality,” Brickler added. “This new partnership allows us to expand our content library offerings and provide even more experiences for those who are looking for a brief respite from their reality.”
Healing HealthCare’s CEO cited the pandemic’s impact on seniors.
“Throughout the pandemic, many older adults have remained isolated from loved ones creating feelings of loneliness and depression,” said Susan E. Mazer, Ph.D., president and CEO of Healing HealthCare Systems. “Studies document the positive impact that virtual reality can have on patients, and even as we emerge from the pandemic the technology will continue to play a pivotal role in the overall health, wellbeing and care of older adults.”
Adding aromas to the senses
To complement the C.A.R.E. VRx experience, MyndVR is also offering an array of aromatherapy oils matching the visual and musical content.
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