November 10, 2022 6:08 AM EST

Early in the pandemic, when older Americans were physically isolated, Rendever CEO and co-founder Kyle Rand realized that virtual reality could help. In 2022, Rand’s team launched RendeverFit, a VR platform that offers three activities: paddling (similar to ping-pong), cycling, and painting. Seniors wear headsets, hold controllers, and watch one another’s progress on a leaderboard. “The last time I was at a community, we had staff from the kitchen bursting in, like, ‘What are you all laughing about?’” Rand says. RendeverFit is now being used in more than 400 senior facilities.

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