Bike Around

Speaking as someone who watched his father slide into dementia, this is very interesting.

To combat [memory loss, researcher Anne-Christine Hertz] built a prototype called BikeAround, which pairs a stationary bike with Google Street View to take dementia patients on a virtual ride down memory lane. Patients input a street address of a place that means something to them—a childhood home[,] for instance—and then use the pedals and handlebars to “bike around” their old neighborhoods.

Meet the researcher using Google Street View to help dementia patients with memory loss—via Google.