THE COMPANY & THE CONCEPT
Motitech is the Norwegian company behind Motiview, a motivational tool that stimulates older people and people with dementia to increased physical, mental and social wellbeing. Using an specially adapted indoor exercise bike, video and sound, the users can take cycle trips through familiar surroundings and childhood memories.
The concept was originally developed in cooperation with the Agency for Nursing Homes in the City of Bergen (2012-2013) and the main user group is older people and people with dementia within public and private care facilities. This includes care homes, adult day care centres, senior community centres, home care and rehabilitation. Our growing video library facilitates bringing memories back to life and inspires through the combination of sensory impression and physical activity.
Motiview is now being used at hundreds of locations in the Nordics, UK, North America, and Australia. The benefits have been documented through extensive use and several projects; Improved mobility; Fewer falls; Faster rehabilitation; Increased appetite; Reduced obesity; Reduction in aggressive behaviour and medication; Better sleep; Less pain; Improved physical, mental and social well-being; Inspiring for carers and family.
Roald Kvam, Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) in Motitech AS, will, in the following video, take us on a 15 min joyful journey from the City of Bergen at the west coast of Norway to the Nordics, Canada, UK and back, as he describes how “Motiview – turns older people and people with dementia into dedicated athletes”. What motivated more than 4000 residents in care homes, in 7 countries, to pedal the globe twice and a half in 4 weeks? Is it possible to battle inactivity by pure life quality?
Humans are equally valuable, independent of age and functional level, and we need to focus on each other’s abilities instead of disabilities.
That is why we put the users and their needs first, it’s their challenges we wish to solve.
MOTIVIEW AND THE ROAD WORLDS FOR SENIORS
In 2017, Motitech organised the very first «Road Worlds for Seniors». Every year, cyclists in care facilities all over the world are competing against each other to become a World Champion!
Motiview turns older people and people with dementia into dedicated athletes!