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Using virtual reality to help those with dementia

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VR Revival
Vr Revival provides an interactive and personalised platform for an uplifting social experience using a virtual reality app and headset for people with dementia.

VR RevivalVirtual reality can be used for the obvious fun and games, but as we have highlighted over recent months, it can also be used as a tool for making work safer and easier, and a device through which to improve lives.

We have written before about startups working with technology to assist or improve quality of life for those living with dementia, from
VRTU’s reminiscence therapy, to MindMate’s mental exercises, to Tovertafel’s stimulating Magic Table.

Around the world, there is one new case of dementia every 3 seconds. This number will almost double every 20 years, resulting in 74.7m people with dementia in 2030.

London-based VR Revival is continuing the trend of leveraging technology to improve lives with their engaging Revive Your Mind virtual reality app.

Simply download the Revive Your Mind app from the app store for either iOS or Android, and run it through any type of virtual reality headset. VR Revival

The user will be immersed in an interactive, culturally appropriate world, where they can explore, listen to a relaxing soundscape and music, and also look into documentation on dementia.

This exploration has the potential to recreate memories for the user which, as well as the obvious benefits, has been shown to be highly beneficial for those with dementia.

VR RevivalIn March, VR Revival’s founder Mansata Kurang was named on the annual Maserati 100 list as ‘People’s Champion’.

She is currently researching the neuroscience techniques on the effects of music training on brain development and exploring how the arts and music therapy can be used to treat depression, dementia, and Alzheimer’s in older patients through the world of virtual reality.

Masata has particular interest in Africa and is passionate about using creative technology to make a positive impact in the lives of young children and vulnerable adults.

We think the Revive Your Mind app will only be the beginning of what Kurang and her startup will bring to those living with dementia, and we look forward to watching out for whatever comes next. 

Mansata Kurang





 

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Published on: 10th July 2019

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