Broadcast on March 18, 2020
Available until March 18, 2021
Japan is the world's leading super-aged society. Elderly people with reduced physical abilities tend to receive little stimulation and become prone to developing dementia. Rehabilitation is essential in helping them to recover their physical abilities, but the repetitive routines it involves cause many of them to lose motivation. A researcher is trying to solve this problem, which many caregivers face, using virtual reality. Kenta Toshima of the University of Tokyo's Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology is helping elderly people take "VR trips" to memorable places or famous tourist sites.