Using an Avatar Virtual Service Animal to Decrease Falls and Delirium in Hospitalized Older Adults
Repository Posting Date2017-10-25T20:26:10Z
Author(s)Wexler, Sharon Stahl; Drury, Lin J.
Author DetailsSharon Stahl Wexler, PhD, MA, BSN; Lin J. Drury, PhD -- Lienhard School of Nursing, Pace University, New York, New York, USA
Lead Author Sigma AffliationUpsilon
This study examined the effect of an avatar virtual service animal on delirium and falls in hospitalized elders. Patients who used the avatar during their hospital stay had less delirium and falls than those who did not. Study findings support the use of this innovative technology for hospitalized older adults.