The Virtual Forest™ presents an expansive park-like setting where the seasons can change with a clap of the hands. The Virtual Forest™ uses the Orbbec motion sensor that allows users to provide input with nothing more than a wave of their hands. This means users can use natural, easy motions to control interactive elements in the forest.
The interactive elements of the program are 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 to encourage communication.