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A multisensory Virtual Experience

Full Study Title

A Multisensory Virtual Reality Experience

Study Description

Our everyday experiences are multisensory in nature. By incorporating multiple sensory inputs, immersive experiences can be made more realistic, providing potential benefits for healthy younger and older adults, individuals
with dementia and other conditions. The aim of our study is to investigate the usability of a new interactive and immersive Virtual Reality design that incorporates visuals, sounds, and smells, with the goal to optimize the technology for the aging population. It also aims to compare how younger and older adults integrate the information from an
additional sensory modality (i.e., smell) in the virtual environment.

Eligibility Criteria

We are looking for younger (18-35 years old) and older adult (65+) participants who have no history of seizures, epilepsy, recent head trauma, stroke, cervical conditions, or using a pacemaker. In addition, participants should have no
sensitivity to smell.

Duration and Compensation

The study will take approximately 2 hours in a single visit. You will be compensated $15/hour for your time.

Principal Investigator

Investigator: The study is conducted by Dr. Raheleh Saryazdi and Dr. Jennifer Campos. If you have any questions about the study, please contact:

Ethics approval

The study has been approved by the Research Ethics Board of the University Health Network (REB# 23-5505)


Start Date

Recruitment ongoing


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