MyndVR, a provider of virtual reality solutions for older adults in the United States, has acquired virtual reality therapy company Immersive Cure. Jessica Benson, Founder of Immersive Cure, will join MyndVR as the VP of Market Development.
Benson co-founded Immersive Cure in 2019 with her team with the intention to support and improve the lives of older adults, Veterans, and those who care for them through virtual spaces. In 2020, Benson and her team expanded outreach to national hospice and Veteran organizations.
The acquisition of Immersive Cure has also led to a new partner for MyndVR, New York-based MJHS Health System (MJHS). MJHS is connecting with MyndVR / Immersive Cure to study how virtual reality can improve the quality of life for their hospice patients. The initiative will be funded through a Veteran-focused grant from TD Bank. The pilot provided by the MyndVR / Immersive Cure merger will launch at Isabella Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care, a member of MJHS Health System, on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day to offer this modality to their residents and patients—specifically those who are Veterans—before expanding to MJHS Hospice patients in other parts of the Greater New York Area. Veterans will be able to see, hear and move among the memorials in Washington, D.C., that honor their service.