Tech Friendships

Loneliness can have real consequences for older people in terms of happiness and health. In New York, one organization is taking the senior center online—creating a platform for socialization from the comfort of home.

SciTech Now Episode 328

In this episode of SciTech Now three female scientists share their experience working on India’s Mars Orbiter Mission; seniors try out virtual reality; and a girls club in Utah builds weather balloons that soar high above the earth.

Seniors benefiting from virtual reality

With the help of virtual reality seniors are exploring national parks, scaling ancient ruins and traveling back in time to their childhood homes. An MIT startup called, Rendever, is combating the physical limitations of age by bringing VR to assisted living communities.