Digital content to support treatment and rehabilitation

 

Nature has been shown to positively affect people’s health and well-being, improve alertness, and help them recover from stress. GettingBetter Oy has been involved in creating digital content that allows you to enjoy the peace of nature regardless of time and place.

Getting Better produces slow, soothing digital content for professional work and customer interaction. When there are no words and words do not matter, digital content opens a new way to participate, regardless of functional ability. Visual communication also offers a new means of communication for the elderly with impaired cognitive-communication skills. The content has been created by combining research results in medicine, health technology and the media.

 

How Getting Better Library is Useful

 

The well-being of the mind is an important part of overall well-being. Digital content is an excellent remedy for managing stress and maintaining a positive attitude. In the media library of Getting Better, you will find digital content for practicing everyday skills, stress management, and calming down. You can also take virtual nature trips by listening to natural sounds and watching videos. Through Digital Sensory Room, one can relax before surgery in hospitals or in clinics’ waiting rooms before an appointment.

Woman putting on and using virtual reality glasses in winter forest. Virtual reality mask. VR. Future, nature, winter and technology concept

 

Tested Under Different Challenging Circumstances

 

The power of digital content has been tested in several authentic environments. Regardless of the challenges in a hospital surgical environment, customers found programs that made sense and helped them calm down in challenging situations. As the atmosphere relaxed, the rush of the nurses around patients also eased.

Senior woman in blue pullover sits on the shore of lake, have a rest and enjoys calm and nature, mental health

One of the successes identified the effects of digital content on the elderly, where a positive user experience has been gained in Tampere, Finland. The customers of Pohjola Day Care Center and the residents of group homes could try out the nature content with the help of VR glasses. The elderly got to familiar nature sites through VR glasses, which made them tell stories and share experiences.  In another scenario, Residents with impaired cognitive abilities who do not usually participate in the conversation also talked a lot and wanted to share their memories. The effect was downright revolutionary.

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