(eng)agingproject is run by Active Aging Center (AAC), a non-governmental organizationwhich develops 
projects focused on improving life of elderly - “Happy Senior” and “Good Investment”, in cooperation 
with KEYNOTEwellestablished consultancy. 

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Wednesday, February 10 • 15:50 - 16:10
Virtual Reality in Keeping Seniors Active: VIREAS Project

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This paper discusses the first two stages of three-year-long project VIREAS (Virtual Reality in Keeping Seniors Active). Unlike other technologies, virtual reality (VR) can provide the user with an almost perfect feeling of physical being in an imaginary world or a place representing reality, and the user can actively influence the storyline. Those aspects predetermine using VR as a tool to keep seniors active, which is the purpose of VIREAS. The results of that project are creating VR software dealing with key needs of old age, and producing a conceptual manual guiding how to use VR as a tool for keeping seniors active.


Astrid Eich-Krohm

PI Core Project "Autonomy in Old Age", Institute of Social Medicine and Health Systems Research, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität
Astrid Eich-Krohm holds a PhD in sociology and two nursing degrees: as a registered nurse and nursing educator. Since 2016 she is the PI of the Core Project of the research cluster „Autonomy in Old Age“ funded by the EU. Her research is based on qualitative methods and focuses... Read More →

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Věra Suchomelová

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Theology, University of South Bohemia
Věra Suchomelová works at the Faculty of Theology, University of South Bohemia. Her research focus is spirituality in old age which was also the topic of her doctoral theses. She teaches subjects related to well-being in old age. Currently, she is the head of an interdisciplinary... Read More →

Wednesday February 10, 2021 15:50 - 16:10 CET