Akron startup aims to change reality for seniors

Just because you’re homebound doesn’t mean you can’t go to Italy.

Or Lake Erie, your childhood hometown, for a walk in the woods or virtually anywhere else your heart desires.

That’s the premise behind a new Akron startup, Immersive Cure, which aims to bring virtual reality (VR) to hospices, senior living centers and nursing homes.

“I’ve deployed it more than 100 times now,” said Jessica Benson, who added that before starting the company at the end of last year she was already an advocate of integrating virtual reality with health care by virtue of her past hospital volunteer work with children.

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Story excerpt provided by Crain’s Cleveland Business.

Written by Dan Shingler.

Originally published October 13, 2019.

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