January 26, 2020 – MyndVR, a provider of virtual reality solutions for senior living communities, has announced that it has signed a partnership with Vi Senior Living, a provider of continuing care retirement communities. Vi provides residents with independent living as well as a full continuum of care, with 10 communities across the US. Vi is launching MyndVR’s VR platform at its community in Palo Alto, California, to provide entertainment in the form of immersive experiences for residents to enjoy.
The partnership marks MyndVr’s entrance into the Palo Alto market, and will include independent living, assisted living, memory support and skilled nursing applications. Vi will receive customized headsets, care tablets, and access to MyndVR’s content library powered by Littlstar, a global content network dedicated to virtual reality, 360-degree video and immersive experiences.
“Our commitment to improving the lives of our elders includes bringing a world of immersive/VR content that allows these amazing people at Vi Living to connect with nature, travel, spirituality, music and arts, animals, etc,” said Chris Brickler, Founder and CEO of MyndVR. “The content is limitless, and we are so excited to deploy the MyndVR network with such a progressive organization like Vi.”
Randy Richardson, President at Vi, commented: “At Vi, we are always seeking new and unique ways to integrate the latest technology that engages our residents.” Richardson added, “MyndVR creates a fun and interactive experience that our residents can enjoy and also learn from with intellectually stimulating activities, such as discussions on current events, learning lectures, trivia contests and science-based memory training classes, as well as a variety of exercise programs and nutritional classes. We’re excited to see what MyndVR can do for our residents, allowing them to unlock old memories or embark on new adventures.”
MyndVR states that it is committed to conducting clinical trials in order to measure the therapeutic effect of VR, as well as the healthcare outcomes, including cognitive, visual, emotional and physical effects on older adults. MyndVR also recently concluded a series of studies to better determine how virtual reality helps improve happiness and reduce social isolation in aging residents at Long Term Care facilities.
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