30 min

Kyle Rand, Co-Founder & CEO, Rendever - Virtual reality (and smiles) for seniors The Next Great Thing

    • Technology

Social isolation has a profound negative effect on our mental and physical health. Many of us experienced the effects of this first-hand during the height of the pandemic. But for millions of senior citizens, there is no escape from social isolation as they get older. The impact is devastating, often resulting in increased rates of depression and anxiety and an increased risk of stroke, heart disease, and dementia. Kyle Rand has made it his life’s work to help seniors feel less alone and make aging a lot easier for all of us. He’s Co-Founder and CEO of Rendever, a virtual reality platform that’s designed specifically for seniors. In senior living communities across the U.S., Canada, and Australia, older adults are using Rendever’s VR platform to travel the world, revisit their past, get fit, swim with dolphins, see the Aurora Borealis, and even climb Mount Everest. Kyle joins the podcast to talk about why VR is such a powerful and promising technology to combat social isolation in older adults, helping to create connection, community, and joy through positive shared experiences. He also shares what it’s like to be a “longevity entrepreneur” in the AgeTech space – and the massive opportunities that exist to create social and economic impact for our growing aging population.

Social isolation has a profound negative effect on our mental and physical health. Many of us experienced the effects of this first-hand during the height of the pandemic. But for millions of senior citizens, there is no escape from social isolation as they get older. The impact is devastating, often resulting in increased rates of depression and anxiety and an increased risk of stroke, heart disease, and dementia. Kyle Rand has made it his life’s work to help seniors feel less alone and make aging a lot easier for all of us. He’s Co-Founder and CEO of Rendever, a virtual reality platform that’s designed specifically for seniors. In senior living communities across the U.S., Canada, and Australia, older adults are using Rendever’s VR platform to travel the world, revisit their past, get fit, swim with dolphins, see the Aurora Borealis, and even climb Mount Everest. Kyle joins the podcast to talk about why VR is such a powerful and promising technology to combat social isolation in older adults, helping to create connection, community, and joy through positive shared experiences. He also shares what it’s like to be a “longevity entrepreneur” in the AgeTech space – and the massive opportunities that exist to create social and economic impact for our growing aging population.

30 min

Top Podcasts In Technology

Lex Fridman
Jason Calacanis
The New York Times
NPR
Ben Gilbert and David Rosenthal
Jack Rhysider