San Diego 4.0 is the world's first large-scale VR or Good community project. Our campaign will seek to validate the hypothesis that hyper-local Virtual Reality (VR) community experiences support seniors in feeling loved, connected, and empowered.
San Diego 4.0 will help pioneer how new technologies overcome senior loneliness and isolation.
1. HYPER-LOCAL IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES
Our campaign will record hundreds of San Diego beaches, parks, gardens, parks, hiking trails, museums, and fun adventures. Plus, we will provide online courses to teach new leaders how to create their own immersive VR experiences.
2. VR SENIOR LIVING STATIONS
San Diego 4.0 will provide these experiences to senior living organizations throughout San Diego (and beyond) for FREE. We'll work with local leaders to create VR Stations to safely deliver our VR Trips.
The campaign will partner with national and regional researchers on a wide range of topics. Our mission is to continue validating the use of our new tools to support seniors.
LONELINESS AND HEALTH
Loneliness has a significant impact on the physical and mental health of seniors. Studies have found that loneliness increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, and depression.
LONELINESS AND DEPRESSION
A recent Journal in Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology concluded that loneliness was found to be a significant predictor of depressive symptoms among seniors.
VR beach experiences have been shown to reduce agitation in people with dementia (Garcia-Betances et al., 2015).
VR garden experiences have been validated to improve the mood of dementia patients (Bamidis et al., 2014).
We will continue validating these early studies as new ways to support dementia patients and their loved ones.
Our team will record local parks. These immersive experiences will help residents feel connected to nature during difficult days.
Our team will record local hiking trails throughout San Diego. These relaxing VR experiences will support residents during tough days.
San Diego 4.0 will create dozens of local San Diego experiences that will bring hospital patients to art galleries and museums.
San Diego 4.0 is proud to work with San Diego religious leaders. Our work will honor God and support residents to feel loved and connected.
Imagine supporting a mission to help hospital patients have the choice of over 200 VR Experiences to choose from during a difficult day.
America has entered a loneliness crisis. Our VR Experiences will provide seniors with VR Trips to feel loved and connected.
Our team is committed to supporting the mission of granting last requests for hospice patients and their loved ones.
Our campaign will bring love and hope to our unsheltered. These VR experiences will provide VR Trips to parks, trails, and places of worship.
Our research projects will seek to validate the effectiveness of using Virtual Reality to support patient loneliness.
San Diego 4.0 will continue validating the use of Virtual Reality Trips to support seniors experiencing social isolation.
Our campaign will research how VR experiences can support seniors in reducing the risks of disease, strokes, and heart attacks.
Our team will launch a series of VR learning campaigns to validate the effectiveness of learning and mental cognition.