Senior Citizens


Virtual Reality for Senior Citizens

Advances in medical care have contributed to a larger population aged 65 and over. Studies show that the average life expectancy for a child born in 2015 is 79 years. To date, Virtual Reality has been used to treat depression, anxiety, and a wide variety of other neurological conditions known to challenge our ageing population. It can provide a stimulus and motivation to exercise, often resulting in a boost to the immune system and emotional state of the participant. When used in combination with ‘real world’ activities, Virtual Reality has been shown to improve the overall quality of life for elderly patients.

Virtual Reality for Pain Reduction

Chronic pain and discomfort become more common as a person ages. While there are several standard medications that can be prescribed, many patients opt for a more holistic approach to health. Virtual Reality therapies for the elderly can be used in isolation or in combination with traditional medicine to provide dramatic relief from pain. By regularly immersing themselves in exercise routines or escapist scenarios, seniors can find themselves unconstrained by their physical state and liberated to experience more of the world through the portal provided by Ozential VR headsets.