Time travelling with technology for people with dementia
Reminiscence Therapy (RT) provides an opportunity for people with dementia to talk about memories. We investigated whether coupling RT and immersive technology is feasible and beneficial to modulate behaviour associated with dementia.
Images sourced from Google Earth and Streetview are displayed on large “Liquid Galaxy” screens to create the immersive environment based on prior discussions with the participant. Researchers then steer a course through a series of landmarks, virtually time travelling through the life of the participant – exploring their first school, family home, favourite holiday destinations and more.
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