BOSTON, Jan. 05, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Rendever, the corporate pioneering the way forward for getting older by way of VR, right now proclaims its acquisition of Alcove, a well-liked client VR platform publicly accessible to households at residence by way of their very own VR headsets. The Rendever group has been co-developing Alcove with AARP since 2020. By bringing Alcove in-house, Rendever is amplifying its attain by way of an built-in ecosystem of merchandise that allow a greater getting older expertise for seniors worldwide, no matter the place they stay.
Rendever and AARP started working collectively in 2017 by way of MassChallenge; a world community for innovators working to resolve huge challenges. Each entities share the mission of accelerating the well being and happiness of these 50-plus, and AARP has frequently expanded its attain into the AgeTech innovation ecosystem. Six years in the past, Rendever got down to overcome social isolation amongst the getting older inhabitants by way of digital actuality. Whereas Rendever has historically targeted on older adults residing in senior residing communities, hospice organizations, and sufferers in hospitals, the acquisition of Alcove will speed up the core mission of Rendever and the profound influence of its expertise.
By way of the acquisition, Rendever higher helps the getting older inhabitants by bringing the enjoyment and inspiration of its focused shared experiences to the hundreds of thousands of seniors at residence, together with their households and caregivers.
“With Alcove, anyone can get a style of the Rendever expertise from the consolation of their residence, downloaded at a second’s discover by way of the Quest retailer. Creating Alcove with AARP allowed us to deliver extra pleasure to the world’s getting older inhabitants, and we’re excited to hold on that mission much more hands-on,” stated Rendever CEO and Cofounder Kyle Rand. “It’s clear that the way forward for getting older depends on purposeful expertise, and we see Alcove as a essential extension of the thrilling future we’re constructing. A well-designed metaverse strengthens relationships, builds communities, and offers us the means to immerse ourselves in new experiences. The alternatives Alcove presents to households at residence are limitless, and we will’t wait to start out delivering – the roadmap we now have deliberate is thrilling.”
Together with this replace, Rendever might be working along with manufacturers in Alcove to raise the getting older expertise. UCHealth is among the many first becoming a member of the trouble to ease accessibility and improve well being and wellness choices for getting older adults, and customers can count on to see new branded experiences coming all through 2023.
Many extra options and updates are quickly to return for the Alcove platform. Particulars may be discovered right here.
Rendever is overcoming social isolation by way of the ability of digital actuality and shared experiences. From senior residing communities to hospitals, their platform is getting used to cut back melancholy and loneliness by fostering private connections amongst populations the place life has change into restricted. Individuals in group periods can examine off bucket checklist objects collectively, revisit significant locations and share tales, keep engaged with relations, and extra. Rendever is being utilized by high-profile senior residing operators together with Revera, Benchmark, and Oakmont, healthcare methods comparable to UCHealth and Baptist Memorial Well being Care, has analysis funded by the NIA (one of many institutes of NIH), and has business partnerships with main organizations like AARP and Verizon. To be taught extra, please go to www.rendever.com.
Sean Earley is the Govt Editor of AR/VR Journal & co-founder of RobotSpaceship Podcast Community. He’s the Director of New Biz Improvement and Publishing at KEMWEB, a musician, producer & guide. He loves guitars, VR and low.