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Motitech - fitness technology for older people

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th August 2019
The lowdown on Motitech, the FitTech startup that's on a mission to help motivate older people and people with dementia to be physically active... We have written recently about startups focused on the physical and mental wellbeing of the older generation, with the likes of Grandpal creating opportunities for local people to spend time with nursing home residents, and Tovertafel’s stim...
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Using virtual reality to help those with dementia

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th July 2019
Vr Revival provides an interactive and personalised platform for an uplifting social experience using a virtual reality app and headset for people with dementia. Virtual reality can be used for the obvious fun and games, but as we have highlighted over recent months, it can also be used as a tool for making work safer and easier, and a device through which to improve lives. We have written before...
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Tovertafel aka the Magic Table helps patients with dementia

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th June 2019
Holland-based startup Active Cues have created a simple product called Tovertafel aka Magic Table, which projects imagery onto a surface, helping engage children and adults with cognitive challenges. Passive behaviour - decreased emotion, withdrawal, and lower levels of activity - are among the common signs of dementia in older people. Those in care homes often don’t have a lot to do day to...
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MindMate - the brain health app

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th August 2018
MindMate - the app that helps users, including those with dementia, to become more active & improve their brain health via mental exercises, workout routines and recipes Dementia, in all of its forms, is a terrible and frightening thing for both the person suffering from it and those around them. It describes a group of symptoms such as memory loss, problems with communication skills, reasoni...
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Startup VRTU to tackle Dementia Using Virtual Reality

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th July 2017
Virtual reality can be used for travelling to other worlds to shoot aliens, bringing Vikings back to life, ride roller coasters, or even as the central feature of a theme park! But it can be used for far more important, real world things too. We have written previously about how virtual reality can and will take a role in various areas of our lives, including medicine and education, however there ...
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