How Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality Benefit the Elderly and Individuals with Disabilities


  • Richard Kyung RISE-CRG Research Group, United States
  • Christie Sang-Eun Park Yongsan International School of Seoul



The growing and evolving use  of emerging technology including Artificial Intelligence (AI)  and Virtual Reality (VR),  has significantly impacted the lives of two specific groups—the elderly and the disabled.  This paper investigates potential reasons for this phenomenon.  Clearly, AI and VR Technology alters the everyday lives of people with disabilities and how they navigate the world.  Technological developments increasingly work to address the isolation that people with disabilities as well as the elderly experience for  they are often unable or limited in how they  engage with their communities.  This research paper outlines the way technology has improved  social communication, information distribution, and day-to-day living for those with disabilities and the elderly.

Undoubtedly,  the internet has transformed social communication and interaction for most people.   socially isolated individuals with disabilities have gained exposure to social environments through social media.  Moreover, the broad range of information available on the internet  has increased access to resources such as government services, health services, and social services support. On a related point, assistive devices have enabled disabled people including many seniors to overcome motor, sensory, or cognitive difficulties that may have previously hindered them from performing daily tasks.  However, although AI and VR technology has been effectively integrated in the lives of those with disabilities, many such individuals lack access to commonplace technologies, like a personal computer.  This paper examines how  AI and VR technology has enhanced communication, information access, and everyday activities for the disabled and aging communities despite such socio-economic limitations.


People with Disabilities, Artificial Intelligence(AI), Virtual Reality(VR), Social Communication, Information Access








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How to Cite

Kyung, R., & Park, C. S.-E. (2020). How Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality Benefit the Elderly and Individuals with Disabilities. Journal of Geriatric Medicine, 1(2), 8–14.


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