Virtual Reality: It's 'Almost Like Being There'

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from: Longevity Explorers | Sequoias SF, SF Village

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Diana asks whether anyone in the group owns or has used a virtual reality headset. An article in the paper drew her attention with the headline, "Tech Rides the Gray Tsunami." She tells the group that she has a clinical psychologist friend who uses a Virtual Reality headset in her therapy practice to treat people's phobias. Not everyone is enthused at the thought of that, however.

One member mentions having visited an art display with the option of seeing the exhibit using a VR headset.  "It's like you are in the venue," she comments. Another mentions the opportunity for virtual travel, seeing distant locations as though one were in the midst of the video.  For that very reason, Joe recommended it to a recently disabled friend who has lost the ability to travel or to go visit museums.

In all, the group showed an interest in learning more about the devices in future meetings.

 

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virtual reality, headset, fun activities, memory aids