How to deal with persons with dementia? Not only for you and me, but also for caregivers not easy to understand how that feels. Through Virtual Reality glasses, trainees can experience life through the eyes of a person with dementia so that they are in care with different intentions. Apart from the idea, training centre Hivset had no executive partner. By taking Soulmade under their wing, their idea became a reality.
Dealing with confused behaviour
The aim: to offer more insight into dealing with people with dementia. We took that “insight” quite literally. Virtual Reality puts you in the shoes of a demented man or woman staying in a residential care home. A voice of thought, spoken by Jos Dom and Sien Eggers, ensures maximum empathy. Numerous stimuli, such as chatter and unfamiliar interns, create confused behaviour that eventually leads to a tantrum.
Wietse Tanghe and Tine Roggemans as actors
First person view demented person
2 learning methods in 1
The Gienie dashboard makes it didactically strong. This compelling case study shows some response options, from gentle to forceful. The trainee can choose their own counter-reaction (single). Gienie’s livestream feature offers a nice added value to this project. Both the teacher and other trainees can follow the experience and manage reactions via a laptop connected to the VR glasses. This also allows several trainees to be controlled simultaneously by the instructor (shared).
"From our vision, to develop our second VR project, we ended up with Soulmade. And this turned out to be a hit! With great commitment, creativity and professionalism, they worked with us, developing the new VR experience 'Aggression in people with dementia'. And does such an experiential VR experience work? As one of the now 160 participants testified: Wow, this comes in! It touched me in heart and head. I can only do something with this. Speaking of a compliment."
Chris Francken - Chronic Care Team Leader - Geriatric Topics/ergonomics
New worlds to explore
Virtual reality is the ultimate instrument for a complete experience. You enter a parallel universe that shows reality, an idea or a dream in an accessible way.
How does it work?
We recreate your ideal world in virtual reality by filming a 360° video on-site or by recreating it in 3D.