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Wise Words feature on SilVR Adventures by Springwise Intelligence

Shout out to Springwise Intelligence for the follow up feature on SilVR Adventures. The world has certainly changed a bit since our article in December and was a pleasure to be asked to join the global ‘Wise Words’ series!

Thanks to Holly for the opportunity – it was fun discussing how we have progressed and adapted our model during the Coronavirus pandemic.

You can read the full article here: https://www.springwise.com/wise-words/virtual-reality-coronavirus-silvr-adventures-colin-pudsey

Seniors adventure the world, virtually – HospitalHealth Feature

Thanks to Hospital + Healthcare for the feature on SilVR Adventures! Over the past few months we have seen significant growth with new clients using of our group virtual reality solution in hospitals and multi-purpose sites ranging from patients with depression, anxiety, dementia and palliative care – even for their own front-liners to enjoy as a shared recreational activity during the Covid crisis.

It’s hugely exciting for our business and we welcome new innovative partners to help continuously improve our solution based on user experience and needs. You can see more here:

Thanks for the feature SmartCompany!

The Melbourne-based startup provides communal virtual reality (VR) sessions for seniors in aged-care facilities in order to reduce loneliness and isolation, and drive social engagement among residents…

Facilitating connections in aged care during lockdown with virtual reality

With restrictions on visits to aged care facilities to help stop the spread of coronavirus, how can older people stay connected with loved ones?

The coronavirus pandemic has had a massive impact on aged facilities across Australia.

With most of the country in lockdown, where does this leave the residents, who ­– according to a University of Melbourne study – may already have been experiencing a sense of disengagement living in an aged care facility?

Human-computer interaction experts from the university have studied the use of technology in the aged care sector to come up with ways it can be used to provide social and emotional enrichment for residents, particularly during the coronavirus lockdown.

These technologies range from relatively simple solutions, such as videoconferencing to connect residents with family, to more sophisticated programs, such as immersive virtual reality (VR).

Ageing and technology expert and project co-lead Dr Jenny Waycott told newsGP technology-based programs can be used to alleviate boredom or to provide distraction.

‘Over the past few years some aged care providers have started to include VR in their activities program. Immersive VR is particularly appealing for aged care because it is 3D and can make you feel as though you have really travelled to another place,’ she explained.

‘In this way, VR seems to bring the outside world into the confined physical world of an aged care home.’

Original article can be found on RACGP website: https://www1.racgp.org.au/newsgp/clinical/facilitating-connections-in-aged-care-during-lockd

Thanks to The Founder Podcast – Listen to the story of SilVR Adventures so far

Catch the latest episode of The Founder Podcast and listen to SilVR Adventures’ CEO Colin Pudsey have a chat with host Nic Bolto on the journey from idea to start up venture, using group virtual reality in aged cares to drive resident engagement among seniors and how SilVR Adventures’ new self-service solution can significantly reduce a growing isolation challenge.

For more information on our services, contact the SilVR Adventures team today and let’s discuss a solution that suits your needs: sales@silvradventures.com.au or visit us at www.silvradventures.com.au

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