Virtual Reality Project for the Older People with Cognitively Frailty
The Pok Oi Hospital Kwok Hing Kuan Neighbourhood Elderly Centre and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University jointly designed a “Virtual Reality Motor-cognitive Training for Older People with Cognitive Frailty” programme.
The programme obtained a funding of more than HK$2,600,000 from the “Innovation and Technology Fund for Better Living” of the Innovation and Technology Bureau to carry out its research work for 3 years. It is expected that the programme will let a total of 648 elderly persons proceed with exercise and cognitive training through virtual reality VR in the 6 daytime centres for the elderly during the period from October 2020 to September 2022.
Assessment covering cognitive ability, body functions, self-care ability and other symptoms of dementia is required before joining this programme. This programme consists of 8 sessions with around one hour per session.