Healthy Ageing: The Grand Challenge
- 08:30 - 16:45
- Manchester Conference Centre
Motitech is behind the product Motiview and is a company focusing on physical and mental wellbeing for older people and people with dementia within public and private healthcare. This includes care homes, adult day care centers, senior community centers, home care services and rehabilitation. In Motitech we see motivation as a main driver for sustainable change.
Motiview was developed in cooperation with the Department for Senior Care in the City of Bergen, Norway (2012-2013). Based on the huge success in the project the company Motitech was established in Norway in 2013 and the video/cycling concept was launched under name Motiview. Motiview is used in over 300 units in care homes, wings, adult day care centres, and similar, both in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, England and Canada and we estimate an impact on about 7000 older people from these installations.
In 2017, Motitech organised the very first «Road Worlds for Seniors» with over 1150 older people joining in. In 2018 we had about 2500 registered cyclists from six countries participating. Wearing T-shirts and bicycle hats in our own World Championship design, the participants cycled 52 000 km in the four weeks the championship lasted! «Road Worlds for Seniors» is a competition, but most of all it is a great opportunity to focus on the importance of physical activity for older people and people with dementia. With the tremendous joy and enthusiasm this event created, we have decided to make the Road Worlds for Seniors an annual event.