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Residents benefitting from VR and video calling

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Emerging technologies are helping aged care residents improve their connections with loved ones and create a sense of reminiscence, the early findings of a University of Melbourne study show.

The research, which commenced in November last year, aims to evaluate the benefits and challenges of using technologies such as virtual reality, video conferencing, robots and robotic pets in aged care and the impact they have on residents’ wellbeing (read our backgrounder here).

Lead researcher Dr Jenny Waycott said they have so far undertaken 11 in-depth interviews with aged care staff, technology developers and project managers and received 16 responses to a survey about how technologies are currently being used in the aged care sector.

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Source:
Sandy Cheu, 2019, australian ageing agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au)

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