Hack the Planet

How do you snatch the elderly out of social isolation? The Hague Municipality asked a strict selection of hackers and designers to develop a service that could improve the quality of life for the elderly. Hack the Planet (a part of Q42) and Fabrique came up with a shared Virtual Reality experience.

  • Awards and recognitions
  • 1st prize Haagse Hackaton

Virtual Reality against loneliness

As people age, their social circle becomes smaller. Then they are more likely to stay home, landing them in a vicious circle of isolation.

Elders, a shared experience

Virtual Reality as the start of new relationships for the elderly. The many stimuli of a VR experience lead to discussions that go deeper than mere chit-chat about the weather. Imagine, you and your buddy can go back to the beach at Curaçao or stroll through the streets of Amsterdam as they were in the 50s.

VR-experience brings elderly to the senior center

Thanks to new (innovation) technologies we were able to synchronise the experience and offer it onsite. Another added value of Elders is giving the elderly an intriguing reason to leave home and participate in this special VR experience at the local senior center.