TLC Healthcare installs Australia’s first ‘virtual reality wall for aged care

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Their latest wellbeing program, rolled out specifically for their flagship aged care home in the Melbourne suburb of Clifton Hill, uses VR to get residents moving.

Working with leading virtual reality developers, TLC has adapted SeeWall technology which projects a 4.5 metre image from floor to ceiling for use by aged care residents with limited mobility.

Interactive programs allow residents to touch and throw objects at the virtual canvas – such as a ball – promoting dexterity and both physical and mental activity.

Stuart McKenzie, the Technical Program Manager at TLC, says: “We have had virtual reality technology in our homes for several years, but this new technology provides our residents with tailored physical activities, that are also fun to do.”