Can virtual reality help us prevent falls in the elderly and others?

Can virtual reality help us prevent falls in the elderly and others?

Every year, falls lead to hospitalization or death for hundreds of thousands of elderly Americans. Standard clinical techniques generally cannot diagnose balance impairments before they lead to falls. But researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University have found evidence that virtual reality (VR) could be a big help – not only for detecting balance impairments early, but perhaps also for reversing those impairments and preventing falls.

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