With the help of one Boston-based startup, elders suffering from dementia or isolation could attend a concert or even sit atop Mount Everest without ever leaving their homes. Rendever, founded by students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan Business School, aims to fight isolation and cognitive issues encountered in old age by allowing users to view or describe entertaining virtual-reality experiences.
Virtual Reality Service For Elders Wins Grand Prize at Sloan Healthcare and BioInnovation Conference »
Earlier this month at the student-run Sloan Healthcare and BioInnovation Conference pitch competition, eight teams vied for a $25,000 grand prize by pitching their tech alternatives to costly health solutions. Rendever, team led by two MIT Sloan School of Management students, took first place for its mission to aid dementia patients with virtual reality.