efe-epaBy Ivonne Malaver Miami

Residents of a retirement community in Florida are able to experience Paris and reacquaint themselves with the feeling of being on a farm or in the cockpit of a fighter jet thanks to virtual reality, a technology that is helping them cope with loneliness and even alleviating their illnesses.

Three years ago, Hollywood producer Chris Bricker began adapting videogame technology to make products that mitigate the effects of depression, isolation and diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's among the elderly.