Meaningful engaging experiences are important for everyone; this does not change when someone develops dementia.
The Virtual Forest™ program is a peaceful and enjoyable immersive environment designed specifically to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia. The Virtual Forest is engaging, empowering, and explorative.
The Virtual Forest presents an expansive park-like setting where the seasons can change with a clap of the hands. The Virtual Forest uses the Orbbec motion sensor that allows users to provide input with nothing more than a wave of their hands. This means users can use natural, easy motions to control interactive elements in the forest.
The interactive elements of the program are designed to give back some control to people living with dementia – it is their forest, and they can experiment with it and enjoy it. This is a deliberately personal experience, but one that can be shared with carers or other residents to encourage communication.
To learn more about The Virtual Forest, contact the Centre for Dementia Learning, 1300 DEMENTIA (1300 336 368) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For technical support, call Jim Pyatt, 03 9816 5715 or email email@example.com
|High-Definition Projector or TV (resolution 1920 x 1080)|
|Wall or projection screen (if using Projector)|
|Orbbec Astra Pro motion sensor|
|Stereo sound system|
|A gaming computer (see below)|
|System requirements (gaming computer)|
|Graphics card: DirectX 11 compatible, RTX 2060|
|CPU: Quad Core Intel or AMD, 2.5GHz|
|HDD: 2GB free space|
|1x USB 3.0 port|
|Mouse & keyboard|
|Windows 10 (64 bit edition only)|
|Latest graphics drivers|
Please note this is an intensive graphics game and therefore may not work on older computers or computers which to not meet the above requirements.
Screens/monitors are recommended to be as large as possible – preferably, home theatre setups with a projector or large screen.
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