Enjoying a bit of outdoors indoors together
Taking a breather on a bench in the woods as a (dementing) resident of a care home? Virtual Nature makes it possible. The users’ shadows are integrated in a virtual natural environment. Birds, leaves and sounds of nature complete the authentic experience. Virtual Nature reinforces the perception and stimulates the mental health of the person sitting on the bench.
Joost van Vliet, Melissa Smeets
University of Twente, Faculteit Construerende Technische Wetenschappen (CTW)
Researchers: Thomas van Rompay, Roy Damgrave
Cliënt: Care centre Sint Maarten; Gerardus Majella, Denekamp