Ashfield Baptist Homes is partnering with a a Melbourne virtual reality company (Inverse) to bring ‘A night at the opera’ directly to our residents.
Inverse in partnership with Ryman Healthcare and the Melba Opera Trust hosted an aged care virtual reality (VR) opera pilot with Nellie Melba Retirement Village in Wheelers Hill, Melbourne in December 2020. The pilot aimed to evaluate the therapeutic effects of VR and live opera, using an Australian-first live 3D VR streaming platform for a fully simulated front row ticket experience.
Current studies are investigating the benefits of immersive technology like VR and the pilot aimed to evaluate how live opera impacts the mental wellbeing of residents.
Following the success of this pilot, Ashfield Baptist Homes reached out to Inverse to replicate the pilot at our facility. The pilot will be held in February 2021.