Uitvertraagd is an installation that guides imagination and triggers intrinsic motivation of people in an early stage of dementia to participate in an activity. Uitvertraagd also functions as a catalyst for conversation between people with dementia, their family and caregivers. Caregivers can gain insight into the person with dementia’s interests by observing their interactions with the installation. Our installation consists out of a table displaying representations of possible activities that can be engaged in at a care home (like painting or cooking). These representations help the person with dementia imagine their possibilities, which is important since they face difficulties when deciding upon an activity to participate in. The miniature activities can be used on the other side of the table, where a small high speed studio is build. Here they can easily take slow-motion videos of the activities, which will be shown through projection. Enlarging a short action that does not require any skills or knowledge can create a beautiful output that people can feel proud of, which will stimulate and motivate them to be more active.

Project Details

Designers:    Alex de Ruiter, Anne Wil Burghoorn, Anouk Tan & Marly Pijnenburg

Period:          February 2017 - April 2017

Partners:       Pieter Brueghel Huis Eindhoven

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