RendeverFit is a VR fitness platform for elderly people that promises to improve health through exercise.
Rendever is a Boston-based startup founded in 2016 that fights age-related “dementia” (a terrible word, of course), depression and loneliness and develops virtual reality for the elderly.
In virtual reality, users can, among other things, take part in group activities, visit places from their past and keep in touch with family members who are far away.
RendeverFit is a new platform with which the startup also includes physical activity for the first time. The company relies on research that shows that regular exercise in old age can prevent diseases and delay the development of dementia.
The fitness program for the elderly offers these activities
Three modules are available for launching. Older people can ride bicycles together, compete in virtual squash and draw spatially using Multibrush. Multibrush is a clone of Tilt Brush with multiplayer support, which was created by Rendever co-founder Thomas Neumann. The VR app is available for free in the App Lab.
“Rendeverfit combines physical activity with socializing and helps nursing homes add a fun and dynamic platform to their senior care program,” co-founder and CEO Kyle Rand said in the announcement. According to Rand, the entire body is involved in the fitness program being implemented.
RendeverFit: implementation at the end of 2021
The startup also reports that it received $ 2 million for further research. The grant is provided by the NIH, the US Department of Health, which awards research grants.
RendeverFit will be officially launched on September 13 at the Argentum Conference & Expo 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. There, interested persons can try out the platform for the first time. Nursing homes and medical organizations can already make a pre-order on the official website . RendeverFit will be launched in December 2021.