The Virtual Forest

The Virtual Forest™

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 Project review - Pearl

"It is happy and easy going - I was captured by the forest, so 'beautiful' - It recalled the experience with my family."

Pearl

 

The Virtual Project Experience 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.

The Virtual Forest Screenshot
  • These are:
  • Mother duck & ducklings
  • School of koi fish
  • Monarch butterfly
  • Dragonfly
  • Boat
  • Season change from autumn to spring
 
The Virtual Project Package

Purchase price

$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.

Hardware requirements
Wall or projection screen
Projector
(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
RAM: 8GB
CPU: Quad Core Intel or AMD, 2.5GHz
HDD: 2GB free space
1x USB 3.0 port
Mouse & keyboard
Kinect adapter for Windows

 

Software requirements
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.

Sponsor

Lifeview Residential Care

 

Major donors
BB and A Miller Foundation
Norman and Betty Lees
Grosvenor Foundation
Miss Ann Miller
Mr Brian Moore
Donors
Petrica Petrovich
Dr Tanya Petrovich
Ms Therese Caine
Ms Barbara Potter OAM
Mrs Patricia Warren Petch
Lions Club and Murrabit and District
Ms Kay Ehrenberg
Ms Lisa Romano
Ms Joanna Cosgriff
Ms Joan Hammonds
Ms Sarah James
Kirsty Hughes