The Virtual Forest™
The Virtual Forest™ uses a gaming technology to create a sensory experience, utilising a large interactive screen, and is designed to immerse the user in a peaceful and enjoyable virtual environment for people living with dementia. The Virtual Forest™ creates a beautiful nature setting which is calming as well as engaging and enjoyable.
The Virtual Forest™ presents an expansive park-like setting, with colourful flowers, trees and a river with a bridge. The seasons can change with a clap of the hands, and animals can appear and move around the scene with a wave of the hands. It is 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.
The Virtual Forest™ uses a Kinect sensor to allow users to provide input with nothing more than waving their hands. This means they can use natural, easy motions to control interactive elements in the forest. The Virtual Forest™ has a number of interactive elements for users to interact with.
- These are:
- Mother duck & ducklings
- School of koi fish
- Monarch butterfly
- Season change from autumn to spring
$3,500 includes the game software and annual support of up to 15 hours, by phone and email. Discounted pricing packages can be arranged for multiple purchases.
Please contact our Customer Relations Consultants
Suzanne McMeikin on Suzanne.McMeikin@alzheimers.org.au| 03 9816 5791 or
Marie Norman onMarie.Norman@alzheimers.org.au| 03 9816 5716 with enquiries or to further discuss your training needs and get an obligation free quote.
|Wall or projection screen|
(HD projector recommended - resolution 1920 x 1080)
|Kinect sensor for Xbox One|
|Stereo sound system|
|A gaming computer (see below)|
|System requirements (gaming computer)|
|Graphics card: DirectX 11 compatible, GTX 970|
|CPU: Quad Core Intel or AMD, 2.5GHz|
|HDD: 2GB free space|
|1x USB 3.0 port|
|Mouse & keyboard|
|Kinect adapter for Windows|
|Windows 8.0 or 8.1 or 10 (64 bit editions only)|
Kinect for Windows SDK
This will be included on the installation USB, but can also be obtained here
|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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