When Virtual Reality forms the foundation for customized narratives

Virtuel Reality in healthcare especially the dementia area

The use of Virtual Reality already concerns different areas on the field of welfare, but a specific area where VR keeps having a positive effect, is the dementia area. Several projects have here been made by a Danish company Khora Care, where the purpose was to create experiences for older people with dementia, with those effects and advantages that It might have. Jonas Winther Kvist is one of the founders of the company, and he enhances how Khora Care attaches great importance to citizens with dementia, who do not have opportunity to relive specific experiences in real life, still get the opportunity to re-experience these situations, merely through the use of VR.

But it’s not only a valuable experience for the citizens with dementia to experience the VR-films, it’s also an appreciated experience for the ones, who are producing them:

  • It is a very extraordinary experience to be a part of producing the films, and it’s typical the way you can feel, if it’s something great that you are producing. If you yourself think it’s exciting to be in the place you are, then typically it is, explains Jonas Winther Kvist

The application of Virtual Reality on areas like dementia involves several positive qualities which concerns the happiness it brings to the citizens with dementia.  When citizens with dementia suddenly start to narrate their own stories, which they have re-experienced with the use of Virtual Reality, it is obvious that the technology brings along several advantages. With Virtual Reality it is possible to reach out to a wide target group within the dementia area, because of the possibility for the producers to make a certain variation in the VR-experiences. If the use of VR on citizens with dementia has to bring along positive effects, it is necessary that the experiences fit the citizens in a way that secures their needs.


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