Virtual reality opens the world to aging seniors

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.

For older adults who cannot travel or attend family events, the real world can become very small and stifling. But they may be able to escape their isolation to a degree through virtual reality (a technology that generates visuals and sounds making users feel as if an artificial world is real) — and a number of entrepreneurs are developing programs to make that possible.

Rendever is a company that specializes in creating virtual reality (or VR) for older adults by using algorithms that convert 360 panoramic photos.

“We’re aggregating tons of wonderful content, like beach scenes,” says Dennis Lally, CEO of the company.

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