Clinical endorsement is vital in proving our product’s effectiveness. These aren’t Hollywood movies. These aren’t off the shelf travelogues. These are specifically designed experiences, tested and created for a senior audience.
Three studies have been completed, two in Canada and one in the United States.
One other study is still in progress.
A 10 month study conducted at Sunny View Retirement Community, Cupertino, CA
Through self-reported and observed data, the study concluded that residents had positive opinions about the 3D 3Scape experiences. “(3Scape’s) content production and proactive discussion designs are critical ingredients to creating successful and meaningful engagement opportunities in senior living communities.”
The Center (FPCIW) piloted 3Scape Systems 3D to promote older adult engagement.
The goal was to promote positive behavior change and social engagement among older adults.
Residents from all three levels of care–residential, skilled nursing (care center), and memory care (Summer House) participated in the viewings and discussions. Data was collected from approximately 50 unique participants:
· 30 residential (independent and assisted living),
· 10 memory care
· 10 care center residents.
Of the 100 cumulative viewings 70% watched 3D screens, the balance Virtual Reality.
Persons living with dementia (PLWD) in a long-term care (LTC) home are known to experience apathy, isolation, depression, anxiousness, and loneliness. However, when meaningful and pleasurable leisure activities are provided to these individuals, their quality of life can improve.
Enabling PLWD to engage in meaningful activities throughout their day requires time, energy and resources from those who support and care for them.
“Will leisure activities consisting of 3Scape videos offer highly accessible opportunities for PLWD to semi-independently participate in pleasurable experiences in a safe and novel way?”
“Results indicate that the Cinematic 3D intervention (3Scapes’s videos shown with the 3D glassless TV) has not only improved outcomes related to sadness, depression, and social interaction, but that these effects endure into the two-week post intervention period.”
Funded by The Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CABHI).
In this study, researchers looked to tie in the ideals of person-centered care, and the therapeutic strategies of reminiscence therapy with technology.
Results showed a positive effect on residents, with a statistically significant decrease in negative behaviors and moods after each viewing.
The study researchers believed that:
1. There will be a substantial improvement in confidence of care by both staff and families through the use of the 3Scape system.
2. The 3Scape experience has proven, and will continue to improve, overall client experience and quality of life.
3. 3Scape will have positive benefits regarding caregiver time allotments to deal with chronically challenging residents, and therefore benefit in cost savings.
In light of the study results, researchers suggest that healthcare workers provide appropriate technology-based reminiscent activities in long-term caring institutions based on the characteristics of their elderly residents. These activities could improve their psychological well-being.