“Technology now offers many ways of assisting or enhancing care, changing the way in which we support people.
Tricuro [a social care provider owned by Dorset CC, Bournmeouth BC and the Borough of Poole have had] over 100 clients taken through virtual reality experiences across residential and day services … to conduct trials in pain management, wellbeing and structured reminiscence.
Keeping [people] happier and healthier for longer is the goal, and virtual reality and other emerging tech gives new tools to explore new and alternative ways of achieving this.”
By Richard Dolan at Tricuro.
Image and video by Tricuro.
Read more: https://www.lgcplus.com/idea-exchange/tricuro-virtual-reality-can-change-lives-in-social-care/7026969.article
“Virtual reality is catching on as a tool in medicine. The technology has been used to treat phobias, reduce pain and even help doctors perform surgery.
Now virtual reality is being tried as a way to help people with disabilities explore the world that might be difficult or impossible in real life.
And it’s happening at a price that’s well within reach … a way to inspire people with disabilities and give them new experiences as if they are real.”
By LINDSEY HOSHAW at NPR
Image by Tuukka Takala and Liisa Hirvisalo – A student in a wheelchair tests out a virtual reality experience at Aalto University in Finland.
Read more: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/10/22/450573400/affordable-virtual-reality-opens-new-worlds-for-people-with-disabilities