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.
University of Twente
Client: Care centre Sint Maarten; Gerardus Majella, Denekamp
Joost van Vliet, Melissa Smeets
Researchers: Thomas van Rompay, Roy Damgrave