Science and Technology

Older Australians Socialising in VR – Steven Baker

Posted on: Tue 11 Jul 2017

Dr. Steven Baker, from the University of Melbourne, joined Jennie Lenman to talk about how he and his team are researching the benefits of interacting in a virtual world.

“You can use natural gestures to control your movements in a virtual environment, so we can use 3D cameras to map a persons body position and that can allow them use natural gestures rather than a keyboard and mouse to express themselves in the online world and we think that has benefits for lots of people but particularly for older adults” –  Dr. Steven Baker speaking on how Virtual Reality can help people with social difficulties later in life.

Produced by Casey Tonkin

Image source Jonas Tana


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