The purpose of the study is to evaluate the feasibility of using VRRS in a residence for non self-sufficient elderly, highlight any critical issues and establish the inclusion/exclusion criteria for rehabilitation or motor stimulation pathways that use this equipment with particular attention to cognitive status of the subjects.

The data were collected at the Opera Immacolata Concezione of Padua, all subjects were subjected to a cycle of motor activity using the VRRS system. All subjects were able to complete the cycle of sessions with VRRS, demonstrating a reduction in the time required to perform the exercise; subjects with lower values ​​than MMSE (Mini-Mental State Examination), however, showed a reduced ability to learn the exercises and autonomy in carrying them out; all the subjects showed a considerable appreciation in performing this type of activity, in particular those with reduced MMSE, who especially appreciated the recreational component. It is therefore believed that VRRS can be proposed to institutionalized subjects, even if further studies are necessary to measure the possible effects of the work with the VRRS on the autonomy and on the cognitive state of the subjects.