Motiview for Preventative Care
Motiview technology allows users - typically, seniors and adults living with dementia - to cycle down memory lane, providing videos and soundtracks to accompany their exercise. The videos of familiar cities and locations have a number of benefits for residents in long-term care homes, including improved memory and faster rehabilitation following an injury or surgery.
Rehabilitation, however, isn’t the only way Motiview can help. The technology has also been used in preventative care. Here are some ways Motiview can make a difference early on.
Motiview for Fall Prevention
Wenche Gjertsen, a resident at the Presteheia Adult Day Care Center in Norway, experienced a high number of falls - in fact, she fell multiple times a day - in the shop, on the stairs, and even on the floor of her home.
But when Motiview was installed at Presteheia, Wenche was motivated by seeing her old home, Bergen, again. She was living in a town quite aways away, and the videos reminded her of home. She began cycling three times a week and as a result experienced only three fall incidents over the course of several months.
“It’s an absolute revelation; it’s unbelievable,” the 75-year-old says.
Motiview for Injury Prevention
As we age, our bones get weaker (osteoporosis) and our balance deteriorates. It’s an unfortunate fact of life that affects all of us. However, there are things that can be done to help keep bones strong - which includes getting regular exercise.
Many residents in long-term care homes often become bored of exercise quickly, but the Motiview videos and soundtracks that remind them of home or a favourite vacation can encourage them to cycle or walk for longer periods of time, helping to strengthen the bones and prevent injuries, like hip fractures, from occuring in a fall or other accident.
Motiview for Brain Health
According to the Mayo Clinic, exercise can play a big role in alleviating symptoms of depression and anxiety. Increasing the amount of physical activity a person does can help keep symptoms associated with depression and anxiety at bay - as little as 10 to 15 minutes at a time can help! However, sticking with the activity over a longer period of time is important.
Of course, if you’re suffering from any form of mental illness, finding the motivation to exercise at all can be challenging. That’s where Motiview videos come in!
By giving users the allusion of cycling or walking along to videos of familiar places, like their hometown, Motiview can make physical activity more appealing and help encourage exercise, which in turn can help alleviate symptoms of mental illness.
We’re on a mission to improve the lives of long-term care residents across the globe. If you’re interested in learning more or scheduling a demo, contact us today and let’s work together to make that happen.