Tech becomes dying wish for Veteran.

February 25, 2024
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TLDR: How immersive technology became a Veteran’s dying wish

Immersive technology gave a Veteran a chance to experience his homeland before passing away. The Veteran, Mr. Tito, bonded with a therapist named Jonathan Tang, who helped him fulfill his dying wish to “fly over” the Virgin Islands using virtual reality. The experience brought Mr. Tito comfort and peace before he passed away.

Key Points:

  • Army Vietnam Veteran and Virgin Islands native, Mr. Tito, lived in the Phoenix VA Health Care System Community Living Center for four years.
  • Recreational therapist Jonathan Tang used immersive technology to fulfill Mr. Tito’s dying wish of experiencing his homeland one last time through virtual reality.

During the VR experience, Mr. Tito was able to relax, sing along to his favorite tunes, and feel close to home. Tang’s commitment to VR technology was solidified by Mr. Tito’s response, and he hopes to continue advocating for its use with elderly Veterans.

The use of immersive technology in fulfilling a Veteran’s dying wish highlights the importance of providing meaningful and comforting experiences to those in hospice care.

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