Unfortunately, some seniors living in assisted living communities will never be able to complete all of the travel items on their bucket lists.

That’s where Rendever Health, a startup helmed by two graduate students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management, comes in.

Rendever is developing virtual reality software for Samsung Gear VR headsets that is meant to be used in assisted living communities, co-founders Reed Hayes and Dennis Lally tell Senior Housing News.

With their technology, assisted living residents can once again walk down the street where they grew up, finally stand underneath the Eiffel Tower, or even skydive from a plane thousands of feet in the air—all without leaving their chair, much less their assisted living community.

So far, Rendever’s virtual reality programming has been used in a couple of facilities around the country, Lally says—and it has received a warm reception.

http://seniorhousingnews.com/2016/05/30/virtual-reality-starts-expanding-horizons-in-assisted-living/

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