HOW IT WORKS & FAQ
We’re committed to making high-tech virtual reality very simple and accessible.
Interaction and engagement level is flexible. Residents simply put on a headset and they’re immediately immersed into a new world and led through the experience by our professional facilitator.
Fully trained, professional, networked facilitators to control, allowing residents to enjoy. The VR headset(s) and tablet will be viewing the same experience, but each participant controls where they are looking within that experience.
We deliver services at your facility and bring everything required. There is no need for any specialist training, additional hardware or set-up.
SilVR Adventures Experience
Content managed in background
Minimal Wi-Fi dependency
Third party control, led by our facilitator
Real-time view of experience
Supporting conversational prompts
Good for up to 10x participants
Networked for communal group sessions
No interface actions required
What is included in a SilVR Adventures experience?
SilVR Adventures primarily sells to aged care facilities and senior living communities. Our regular package is based on a well-planned multi-session program of related experiences. Each session is led by a SilVR Adventures facilitator at your facility and our facilitator will bring all necessary equipment provided. Sessions can be scheduled on a weekly or fortnightly basis and have a maximum of 10 participants per session.
To discuss a one-off introductory session, incentives for multiple program bookings or bespoke program development opportunities please contact us via the contact page.
What equipment do SilVR Adventures facilitators bring?
Our standard session equipment includes ten VR headsets, control tablet and spare equipment in case of any unexpected issues.
Is there a cost for residents who participate in a session?
No, the cost for SilVR Adventures is covered by the aged care facility or community, so no fees are passed on to the resident or their family.
Do seniors and tech mix?
This is a common misconception and please consider the results of a survey by (not for profit) organization AARP;
- 91 percent of those age 50+ use a computer
- 94 percent of those age 50+ claim that technology helps them keep in touch with friends and family
Is the headset uncomfortable?
Of course not! SilVR Adventures uses the highest quality headsets, which are lightweight and remain cool during sessions. The straps can be adjusted to fit participants comfortably.
What if a participant is prone to motion sickness?
We make sure our content reduces the triggers of dizziness and motion sickness as much as possible (using stationary videos, high-quality experiences, high-quality hardware). It has been found that the more residents use VR, the more likely they are to ask for experiences that include motion.
Can seniors that are visually impaired participate?
Yes! Residents with poor vision can participate and have enjoyment during a SilVR Adventures session – even participants with macular degeneration. This is because when you’re wearing the headset, the lenses are only 2.5” from your eyes, so the display is quite close, even though the objects in the experience feel like they’re far.
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