Virtual or Real Nature: The changing face of therapy

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There is a paradox where screen based technology is criticised for high levels of use and removing people from natural environments. However, for those who may be bedridden, access to artificial environments can offer a new way to venture beyond the surrounding four walls into an interactive world of wonder, choice and independence.

There are myths around a lack of use of screen-based technology by older generations; however, these figures are on the rise. Just as physical spaces should be designed with the most vulnerable in mind, the same could be said about the design of games and artificial environments.

Landscape Architecture, Virtual Reality and Psychology are playing an important role in rehabilitation and therapeutic treatments that address serious health conditions. We will explore how initiatives in our respective fields have proven successful and how interdisciplinary collaboration can play a major role in the future of healthcare.

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Open State Dome

Victoria Square

Adelaide, 5000

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  • 07 Oct 2017

    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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Open State Dome

Victoria Square

Adelaide, 5000