Journal article

Evaluating the use of interactive virtual reality technology with older adults living in residential aged care

S Baker, J Waycott, E Robertson, R Carrasco, BB Neves, R Hampson, F Vetere

Information Processing & Management | Elsevier | Published : 2020

Abstract

Background and objectives: As technologies gain traction within the aged care community, better understanding their impact becomes vital. This paper reports on a study that explored the deployment of virtual reality (VR) as a tool to engage older adults in Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACF). The paper has two aims: 1) to identify the benefits and challenges associated with using VR with residents in aged care settings, and 2) to gather the views of older adult residents in RACF about the potential uses of VR in aged care. Research design and methods: Five RACF residents and five RACF staff members took part in an intensive two-week evaluation of a VR system. Qualitative data was collect..

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