Our digital aquarium is an artificial fish tank – a digital screen that recreates the look and sounds of a fish tank for hospitals and care homes. Our virtual fish tank is pre-loaded with over 9 hours of video which is suitable even for those areas where people spend long periods of time.
The therapeutic values of watching fish swimming in a tank are well documented. The sounds, the colours and the gentle movement of the fish are extremely calming. Fish tanks were commonplace on wards or care homes in years gone by however the issues of hygiene and resources mean that they are often no longer feasible.
A digital fish tank offers the same therapeutic benefits of a regular tank but none of the maintenance or hygiene concerns.
These virtual aquariums are perfect for dementia friendly environments because of their calming properties. They can also offer benefits to wider medical environments such as children’s wards, care homes and even clinics and surgeries. They are generally used in public spaces.
See digital aquariums used at King's Mill Hospital
“Watching fish swim is stress and anxiety reducing. Studies show that it can reduce blood pressure and emotional agitation. That is why they are displayed in such diverse places as dentist offices to nursing homes, restaurants and doctor offices.”
Allan N. Schwartz, PhD