Bring the Outside In

Luma Tabbaa, Chee Siang Ang, Vienna Rose, Panote Siriaraya, Inga Stewart, Keith G. Jenkins, Maria Matsangidou
2019 Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '19  
Many people with dementia (PWD) residing in long-term care may face barriers in accessing experiences beyond their physical premises; this may be due to location, mobility constraints, legal mental health act restrictions, or o ence-related restrictions. In recent years, there have been research interests towards designing nonpharmacological interventions aiming to improve the ality of Life (QoL) for PWD within long-term care. We explored the use of Virtual Reality (VR) as a tool to provide
more » ... -video based experiences for individuals with moderate to severe dementia residing in a locked psychiatric hospital. We discuss at depth the appeal of using VR for PWD, and the observed impact of such interaction. We also present the design opportunities, pitfalls, and recommendations for future deployment in healthcare services. is paper demonstrates the potential of VR as a virtual alternative to experiences that may be di cult to reach for PWD residing within locked se ing.
doi:10.1145/3290605.3300466 dblp:conf/chi/TabbaaARSSJM19 fatcat:3xcwyllbfrdyvlam7pqclzladq