Steven Chamuleau (Amsterdam UMC): CardioHOLOgy –Walk this Way
It is well known that physical activity is of utmost importance for everybody, and the advices is to take at least 10.000 steps a day.
This also account for cardiac patients, both to recover and for secondary prevention. At our brand new CCU, we integrated AR techniques to stimulate and motivate our patients to come into action within their physical limits.
Patients remember less than half the information given by a health care professional immediately. This may lead to a decreased understanding of their medical condition, which in turn can lead to sub-optimal self-management capacity. AR facilitates the knowledge construction by providing a unique and learner-centered experience that allows to interact, at their own pace, with the virtual and real objects; Moreover, it triggers a positive attitude towards the learning activities and can be easily repeated if desired.
The Solution: Walk This Way!
We will develop interactive, educational walking routes at the CCU, and combine this with short quiz questions. We aim to empower patients to take action since they are in great need of restoring confidence for physical activity, and increase knowledge and understanding of their disease.
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