POP-UP VIRTUAL REALITY (VR) SERVICES

We provide the best seated Virtual reality (VR) experiences for care homes

VR Pedal Exercise Bike

DigiTechtive Virtual reality (VR) experiences for care homes

December 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in China has infected millions of people and resulted in over 1 million deaths worldwide, which has led to global quarantine as recommended by governments and the World Health Organization. The quarantine can help mitigate individuals’ exposure to COVID-19 and, therefore, minimize the risk of contracting the virus. However, quarantine creates many challenges that have had profound impacts on financial, physical, psychological, and emotional health among people of all ages.   Particularly affected are older adults.   In the past 30 years, researchers have found that regular physical activity (PA) participation has beneficial effects on older adults’ health and wellbeing.

The four most common poor health conditions seen in older adults are decreased motor ability, increased obesity, impaired cognition, and psychological disorders.  The prevalence of obesity in older adults puts them not only at higher risk for developing cardiovascular diseases but also acquiring a disability and remaining physically impaired.  Older adults with cognitive impairment are twice as likely to have a fall. Depression, anxiety disorder, and dementia are the most prevalent psychological problems in older adults.  It is important to develop and implement effective intervention strategies that can prevent or reverse these adverse health outcomes to improve older adults’ quality of life.

VR exercise is a novel and innovative technology, which immerses individuals in a computer-generated, multi-sensory, three-dimensional world wherein they interact with the virtual environment using either a headset and/or exercise equipment. VR has been shown to be effective in exercise promotion, which has led to multiple health benefits, including reduced obesity, anxiety, improved cognition and improved mental health. DigiTechtive’s objective is to give Care Home residents a fun experience to relieve the stress brought by isolation.  Residents are immersed in a virtual world where they can experience places they have wanted to visit and/or to revisit places they enjoyed during their early years. Care Home Residents can explore a virtual representation of the real world through a pedal exercise bike from the comfort and safety of their favourite armchair. This augmented virtual reality (VR) combines fitness with exploration to make it a fun and engaging experience. 

We offer the following VR experiences for care homes residents:

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Have you ever wanted to travel around from Care homes?

We are bringing the world of exploration to care homes; the residents can explore an amazing world through Virtual reality pedal exercise bike without leaving the care homes. We combined fitness with exploration to make it a fun and engaging experience. Virtual reality cycling is immersing you in a 360-degree environment that transports you to whole other worlds. Instead of merely looking at a 2D screen, VR cycling fully immerses you in an out-of-this-world experience. Immersive cycling and bike refer to an indoor riding environment that makes the user feel as if they were cycling somewhere else by immersing you in a variety of different worlds. Instead of blankly staring at the speedometer or your wall, immersive cycling places you somewhere fun. It is an experience that brings about many benefits that you would otherwise miss out on.

Benefits of a safe VR experience

As we all come to grips with the new reality of post-pandemic, there is increasing pressure on care homes and care services to achieve the goal of care for their residents. Part of that care is the health and wellbeing being prioritised over other aspects of life. This means that social time with families and friends has been limited and activities, where residents could leave the care homes or doing something with a person outside of the care home, have been heavily limited. This creates a new problem of further putting at risk the mental health of care residents. As well as putting more pressure on the care workers who interact with them daily and become their main social point of contact.

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