Thousands of videos - millions of memories.
The key to achieve sustainable change is motivation, independent of age and functional levels.
Motiview is designed for an ageing population to increase their health and wellbeing through physical activity, mental stimulation and social connectedness. The innovative concept uses the combination of videos of familiar roads and inspiring places together with an indoor exercise bike suited for the users.
Allying the innovative use of technology with a sense of fun and increased self-efficacy through videos that evoke memories provide an immersive experience. This creates a social norm for incorporating physical activity into their everyday lives.
Users of Motiview experience several physical health benefits, including increased appetite, better sleep quality, improved mobility, fewer falls, reduction in overweight, reduction in physical pain, and in some cases less need for medications.
Mental and Cognitive Benefits
The immersive videos foster reminiscence and enjoyment, and has shown to give significant mental and cognitive benefits, including more happiness, better self-efficacy, increased general contentment and wellbeing, reduction in anxiety and distress, and reduction in aggressive behaviour.
The Motiview system contributes to increased enjoyment and social connectedness as the bike becomes the community hub with residents building relationships and sharing stories with each other, staff, and relatives as they pedal on.
Staff Work Environment
Motiview and the annual Road Worlds for Seniors also show a positive effect on health care staff, with an increase in general job satisfaction as well as increased confidence and motivation to facilitate for physical activity for older people and people with dementia.
A Massive Change in Confidence
When I met Anne she was a very, very scared lady, not great at making friends. So when we introduced Anne to the bikes it was like seeing a different lady, such a massive change in her confidence. She just can’t wait to get down here and then mix with the other residents as well which, three months ago, I would never have believed.
Activities Assistant at Sunrise of Winchester
Do Good, Feel Good. There are also positive ripple effects that benefit the community; Several places the seniors cyclists have helped by doing fundraising for a charitable cause, like children’s cancer research, having positive hedonic benefits for the residents.
Only imagination limits the possibilities.
Increased quality of life
The immersive experience created through the videos evoke fond memories that motivate the users to increased physical activity – empowering older people and people with dementia to to live fuller, healthier lives.
The ability to reminisce and the increased self-efficacy gives a positive effect on mental health, with increased happiness, and reduction in anxiety and depression.
This creates a social norm for incorporating physical activity, and the enjoyment and social aspects appears to be providing a “social glue” and “stickiness” that ensures that the users continue to be physically active week-on-week.