Residents are given a virtual view

Coe93pKWgAA9RXqResidents of a Sunderland care home have been getting a view of ultra new modern technology.

Virtual reality headsets have been helping to bring back old memories for the residents as they enjoyed viewing Roker beach and the Trooping of the Colour ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

Wearing the headset gives a 360 degree view of a location from a point-of-view perspective and is able to track head movements, making for a fully immersive experience.

The use of virtual reality for reminiscence sessions at the home, facilitated by Newcastle-based company Reminiscience, allows residents with lower mobility to ‘revisit’ favourite places and get up close to wildlife.

By Sunderland Echo


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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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