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The elderly and the people assisting them experience virtual re- ality as being a rather interesting and exciting tool. Both EldersVR Shared and Home have benefits for different use cases, where spe- cific audiences prefer the one over the other. People that have used the platform believe that it is a good tool to use to both relax and transport the elderly into new environments, as well as decreasing social thresholds senior citizens might have. VR can be experienced as intense, frightful, and nauseating, but the strong majority has a positive attitude towards it. Most studies support this notion and find the elderly to respond well to virtual realities. During the in- terviews, the elderly often got used to VR fairly quickly and were comfortable enough to look around within the first minute.

Also teachers and professionals in the field found the platform interesting and useful. Not only for the elderly, but also for students. The videos provided in the EldersVR Home experience can just as well be informative for students. They saw potential into the platform and showed great interest.

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