Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Physical activity can reduce the risk of developing dementia, and studies show that people who already have some form of the disease can get a better memory function and find it easier to perform daily tasks if the activity is performed regularly. People who are diagnosed with dementia are generally not offered physical activity to a high extent, nor is there a wide range of equipment developed to suit the target group.
The Bike Around project was launched during a workshop in Copenhagen and was organized by HCH and Techna Science with the aim to develop new training equipment for people with dementia. The workshop resulted in the development of a customized training bike where the user can get a biking experience from his wheelchair or favorite chair. By integrating the pedal movement with a prerecorded movie projected on a screen, the memory can be stimulated both visually and by the activity itself.
Our assignment in the project consisted of three parts: design of the bike, movie playback and software programming. During the project a prototype has been created that meets the requirements of ergonomics and usability.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Träningscykel, demens, sensorer
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-15325OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-15325DiVA: diva2:421979
Subject / course
Byttner, Stefan, Universitetslektor
Nilsson, Kenneth, Universitetslektor