“Activ84Health” is a virtual simulation system aimed at promoting indoor physical exercises while stimulating memories. It allows the user to virtually explore towns and the countryside while cycling on a stationary bike. You can virtually travel to any place available on Google Street View and also select a predefined route with automatic navigation. Each user has an individual profile matching his/her needs, which enables the system to take into account personal physical and cognitive abilities. The Activ84Health Explorer follows the rythmn of the cycler and also halts if he/she wishes to look around and explore the scenery.
The solution has proved to be so successful in the nursing home Witte Meren in Mol, a city in the Belgian province of Antwerp, and has also being used in another 20 nursing homes, hospitals and care structures in Belgium and in the Netherlands since April 2016.