August 31, 2022 – MyndVR, a provider of immersive, therapeutic virtual reality (VR) experiences designed for the aging population, and HTC VIVE, a leading VR technology provider, have recently announced the official launch of MyndVR 3.0, exclusively bundled with the all-new HTC VIVE Flow Immersive Glasses.
“Since 2016, MyndVR has been pioneering the field of digital, VR-based therapeutics with older adults,” said Chris Brickler, CEO, MyndVR. “Today, we are thrilled to launch the next generation of the MyndVR platform to include the lightest-weight and most visually stunning immersive glasses ever delivered to a variety of senior healthcare settings, including senior living, skilled nursing, veteran homes and hospice.”
At just 189 grams, the VIVE Flow weighs less than a cup of coffee or about a third of the weight of other popular VR headsets. The device offers a 100-degree field of view, 3.2K resolution, 75 Hz refresh rate, and built-in diopter dials allow for older eyes to make adjustments for clearer visuals more easily. VIVE Flow also delivers immersive, 3D spatial audio and can pair with Bluetooth earphones as part of MyndVR’s ‘MyndSpatial’ sound-based therapy.
“At HTC, we believe in the power and wonder of VR for people of all generations,” said Cher Wang, Co-Founder and Chairwoman of HTC. “Our new Flow Immersive Glasses represent a giant leap forward in weight, comfort, sanitization, and visual clarity, and I’m delighted to expand our partnership with MyndVR, the pioneers in VR for senior care.”
“We are embracing the power of virtual reality that allows our residents to shine, thrive, dream, engage, and exercise the mind and body,” said Donna Kelsey, CEO of American Senior Communities (ASC). “We are proud to incorporate this technology in our Senior Living communities and we are excited to be a part of this innovation.”
As part of its strategy, ASC, the largest senior care provider in Indiana, will see an initial rollout that will include 22 communities across a variety of skilled nursing, assisted living and memory care locations. ASC will also receive ‘MyndExplorer’, a VR-based interactive map application powered by Google Maps. MyndExplorer allows seniors and their caregivers to virtually visit almost any location on the globe, according to MyndVR. With MyndExplorer, the company aims to help unlock joyful memories of previous trips for seniors and provide a powerful and engaging therapeutic tool designed for reminiscence and socialization therapies.
Brickler continued: “Our seniors have earned the opportunity to explore and connect virtually with nature, music, art, science, travel, sports, etc. – all worlds that they helped build and enjoy over their long lives.”
Image credit: MyndVR / HTC VIVE
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