We've introduced interactive projectors to our homes as part of The Way We Care, our bespoke approach to care
The Mobii is an advanced projector with sensors that pick up on a person’s movement. Sweep a paintbrush across a monochrome meadow scene and a profusion of bright daffodils will bloom into life. Aim it right and a ball will bounce into a puddle. Images, colours and sounds have been carefully chosen to have instant appeal, triggering memories and raising smiles.
The projector has wide appeal, but it’s been specially designed for those living with dementia. “What’s so brilliant for people with dementia is that it interacts with them in a way that lots of things can’t,” says Lynn Hall, our The Way We Care Specialist and Dementia Lead.
The activities cover a broad range of themes, enabling a person to revisit whatever hobbies or experiences they have enjoyed in the past – a trip to the seaside perhaps, with the sound of waves, or sitting in a beautiful garden listening to birds. Our family members can enjoy exploring it independently, or as part of a group.
As well as immersive experiences, there are games and quizzes. It’s also portable, meaning that it can be brought to a person’s bedside and the image projected onto a small table.
“When Mary decided to have a go, there was such excitement in the room, as she very rarely joins in any activities. Both Mary and Kay found such delight in using the projector, encouraging others, both family members and staff, to have a go. The group activity generated a lot of laughter among all who took part.”
– Dave, ACE Facilitator at Framland, Wantage
“We introduced the interactive projector games to one of our newer family members, Irene. She particularly liked kicking the ball and found this worked well in the ‘scatter’ type of games.”
– Sarah, ACE Facilitator at Finborough Court, Suffolk
“We’re really enjoying quiz time! Using the big floor screen means everyone can see the questions, even if they are struggling to hear them. We play as a group, conferring is not only allowed but encouraged to get everyone involved. During our movement group, Jean F., Fay and Francis get quite competitive when we play the target games!”
– Andie, ACE Facilitator at Evington Home, Leicester
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