Virtual Reality offers possibilities to represent very different spaces and to experience them with different eyes. Age-appropriate living spaces are up-to-date and of great importance for our future society. But what should appropriate housing for elderly people, e.g. are suffering from dementia, look like? What kind of problem areas should be addressed and how is the living space perceived?
In this project, doctors, nurses and family caregivers are jointly designing innovative learning software that provides knowledge for designing age-appropriate living space. "Age Appropriate Housing" is understood to mean that older people can live as long as they want in their own homes. The software is intended to help alter or age-related changes, e.g. in the perception, to make it tangible or to portray the mobility restriction in a tangible way. The project asks how the compromise between age-appropriate livings should look from the point of view of care and the well-being of the resident.
The development of the software is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in the project "Openlab.net - Make Science".