Simulating Nature for Elderly Users - A Design Approach for Recreational Virtual Environments

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Abstract

Recreational nature experiences are rehabilitative for humans. Nature-oriented virtual environments (VEs) might be able to provide similar experiences. A pilot study have shown to increase the enjoyment of an exercise experience for retirement home residents, by augmenting their everyday bike exercise with a custom made recreational VE. This paper proposed a set of guidelines with design considerations that should be considered essential when designing recreational VEs. The guidelines combine considerations from tourism, urban and landscape design, psychology and VE navigation guidelines.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2015 IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology; Ubiquitous Computing and Communications; Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing; Pervasive Intelligence and Computing
Number of pages6
PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press
Publication date26 Oct 2015
Pages1566-1571
Article number7363281
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-0153-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2015
EventThe 15th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (CIT-2015) - Liverpool, United Kingdom
Duration: 26 Oct 201528 Oct 2015

Conference

ConferenceThe 15th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (CIT-2015)
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLiverpool
Period26/10/201528/10/2015

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Keywords

  • Nursing home, Recreation, Rehabilitation, Virtual Environments, Design, Augmentation, Therapy, Guidelines, Elderly, Field Trip

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Bruun-Pedersen, J. R., Serafin, S., & Kofoed, L. (2015). Simulating Nature for Elderly Users - A Design Approach for Recreational Virtual Environments. In Proceedings of 2015 IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology; Ubiquitous Computing and Communications; Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing; Pervasive Intelligence and Computing (pp. 1566-1571). [7363281] IEEE Computer Society Press. https://doi.org/10.1109/CIT/IUCC/DASC/PICOM.2015.235