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This Visually Impaired 93-Year-Old Woman Gets To See The World Again Through Virtual Reality

Nowadays, there are plenty of people who say that technology is evil and is a source of people unhappiness. Although there might be some truth to their words, there are plenty of examples where technology helps people, from simple everyday tasks to accomplishing serious challenges and overcoming life-threatening burdens. A couple of days ago, a VR concierge and experience designer, Joel Lueders shared a story that definitely serves as a reminder that technology can do good.

Virtual reality (or VR) is an interactive experience in virtual reality, where people are placed in various scenarios, often games or virtual environments, with the help of a computer. The VR scene has been rapidly expanding, within the gaming industry, as well as real-life – VR cafes have been popping up across the world.

Joel works as a VR concierge for REM5 Virtual Reality Laboratory in St Louis Park, Minnesota. REM5 is a place where people can play, explore, learn and create in VR. The man shared a story of a 93-year-old woman with macular degeneration coming over to REM5 to experience VR.

Although the woman had visual impairment and had trouble seeing in real life, in VR she could see clearly. “I haven’t seen colors like that in years.” she was reported saying after the experience.

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