All our experiences tell us that we are stronger together. It is key to learn from each other, so that we may all improve. We need to learn from care providers and staff what key challenges we can help solving, and how to implement in a best possible manner. We need to learn from end-users, staff, volunteers, and relatives when developing our products.
This way we may also share the knowledge and experiences so that the community can grow and become stronger. Ultimately, this the only feasible way to work seriously towards our north star of empowering people to age well around the world.
Motitech always strive to be an active ally of our partners, customers, and user sites. And for the seniors, having their support team – staff, volunteers, or family members – facilitating for them and encouraging them in the use of Motiview to increase their health is essential. That is why we work closely with our user sites, to ensure successful implementation and usage, as well as to share lessons learned and ideas that come from the community of users. This is also why we operate on a subscription basis, our live relation to our customers never ends as long as the subscription is active.
Over the years we have been in operation, we have learned a lot from the community about what works and how to successfully implement solutions such as Motiview. One such key success criteria when implementing Motiview into an organisation, is to make sure to have buy-in and a collaborative approach all through the organisation, from top level management to activity coordinators and care workers. This way it becomes a common project, and everyone will engage. Everyone will also be able to connect when residents and service users experience the benefits of Motiview – and support the users even more.
At the places where we have seen great success, staff has also been able to cooperate across disciplines (care workers, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, activity coordinators, and others.) And it is important to implement Motiview into the daily routine, so that staff and users get used to it and it isn’t forgotten.
Many of our user sites initiate their own projects, and great ideas come to life. This can be the sites organising events such as “travelling” to Spain and having the kitchen make tapas for dinner, cycling from one destination to another, or even reaching Santa Claus at the North Pole before Christmas, starting from where their care home is located. To us, it is of utmost importance to learn from the community and to share stories and initiatives like this, to help even more people benefitting.
We see that staff is crucial to motivate and facilitate; You know your residents and service users, so you know how to best find their motivation. We also see that volunteers and relatives can be great support teams. For instance, sometimes visiting relatives want to cycle alongside their loved ones, motivating through social connectedness and sharing past memories.
Svein has cycled the cycling race from Trondheim to Oslo in Norway 16 times in the past. Now he is using an indoor exercise bike and videos at Stjørdal Health Centre, taking virtual cycling trips. Even though his health is not what it used to be, he is still not cut off from cycling, one of his favourite activities. “This works well for people with reduced cognitive capabilities as well as for everyone,” claims Grete Skjøstad, occupational therapist.
We aim to empower people across the world to age well. We aim to increase quality of life through enabling physical activity, mental stimulation and social connectedness. This is at the core of what we do, and we see that we need to tap into the power of motivation in achieving sustainable change.
The Motiview technology visually and mentally stimulates older people and those living with dementia, playing a vital role in preventing injuries and promoting social connectedness. This innovative use of technology provides an immersive experience to a sense of fun and increased self-efficacy and creates a social norm for incorporating physical activity into everyday lives. As a result of the technology, an increasing number of older people are happier and more motivated to take part in physical exercise. And users are also encouraged to socialise for longer periods of time and with new people.