BrainTrainerPlus™ for Joachim en Anna care centre
July 2010 | Brabants Dagblad
The Joachim and Anne care centre in Veghel unveiled a new BrainTrainerPlus™ yesterday afternoon.
“We received the BrainTrainerPlus™ from the Foundation ‘Friends of St. Joachim and Anna’, who received money from companies and individuals,” said Trees Stas, chairman of the foundation. “Through flea markets and Christmas markets.” And because the BrainTrainerPlus™ activity was well received, there was another flea market. “It was successful. The Elderly Fund made a significant contribution, and the device could be purchased.” Said Annie Wijstra (78) who allowed him to unpack and play with it first. Buurter watching how deftly he goes through levels.
Quizzes, memory questions and even arithmetic. She likes it all. The demonstrators in the Joachim and Anna recreation room are used to it and whether it does not for everyone, the festive pastry goes into it.
Buurter gets into conversation with the creator of the game Hendrik Jan van Katwijk from Qiosq Brain Trainer Plus ™. “The desktop has no mouse, everything is done with a touch screen, it’s intuitive. People know what to do,” says Van Katwijk. “For people in a protected environment, where much is done for them, it is good that the links between different parts of the brain is triggered. Choose from (sounds) memory games, electro, puzzle, quizzes, and Simon Says.” Van Katwijk’s mother lived in a nursing home and that is why the game was created. “I walked in and there were always things. It does not work on Windows, everything is built in. ”
Once in a while there is an update available. You can even buy one; this will be developed and made available to everyone. He also supplies in other countries and has only one competitor in America who makes software for people between 55 and 70 years. “We make it available to people from over 65 to 120 years old,” says Van Katwijk seriously. He appears to have a customer in Rotterdam who is 106 years old. “He plays every day, because he likes it. It is important to us. Giving people something to have fun with and raising self-esteem. Check out www.btp.nl “concludes Van Katwijk.