In the wake of taking a shot at it on and off for very nearly a year, we as of late completed an intelligent pontoon that fills in as the focal point of the inward nursery of the Nieuw Rijsenburgh retirement home in the Netherlands. It was named Quo Vadis, signifying “Where are you traveling?”
Quo Vadis gives a multi-tangible intuitive experience for inhabitants of the home, a large number of whom experience the ill effects of dementia. We made the intuitive pontoon in light of the fact that Nieuw Rijsenburgh is situated on the island of Goeree-Overflakkee, and a large number of its occupants spent their more youthful years chipping away at the water or in the harbor, and we needed to make well-known tactile encounters for the inhabitants.
We bought an old Norwegian sloop from the 1940s that was rotting away and converted it to be placed in the garden, adding a walkway, a comfy bench and most importantly, a wheelhouse.
In the wheelhouse of the pontoon, occupants can watch out over a quiet ocean with seagulls flying through the air. They can utilize the wheel to guide the vessel and watch the physical compass coordinate the new course. The wheelhouse is loaded up with the natural hints of the wooden pontoon squeaking, the motor chugging along, the waves lapping against the vessel and the seagulls calling. A vintage radio gives different channels of understood Dutch angler’s melodies and ocean shanties from occupants’ young people to blend their recollections.
Research has demonstrated that connecting with dementia patients with natural tactile encounters can reconnect them to old recollections and enact portions of the mind not influenced by their infection. Music treatment, for instance, utilizing natural old melodies, has appeared to extraordinarily expand the personal satisfaction for some, patients, making them progressively dynamic and connected with, and diminishing conduct issues. It has been remunerating to see inhabitants begin to murmur and chime in with the old melodies, or begin to discuss their very own time taking a shot at the water.
Here is the video: