Lifelites iPads come with drop proof covers and are packed with special apps. There’s even an app to help non-verbal children communicate.
“iPads donated by Lifelites are fantastic, because they are really portable. You can download different sorts of programs for different children with different abilities.” Liz, children’s hospice nurse
They are provided with a special drop proof cover and provide personal, portable technology that can be used on a wheelchair tray or anywhere around the hospice. Hospice at home care teams even take them with them when they visit children in their own homes.
Best of all, the special speaking app means that those children who may never have been able to speak before can now tell their parents what they would like for dinner, that they don’t like marmalade or even that they love them.
“I can honestly say that I have been astounded by the ability of our children to intentionally create music or virtually paint with their fingers on the iPads. Having the screen so close to them also immerses them in the experience they are creating and gives direct instant rewards that create a strong sense of cause and effect.” The Children’s Trust.
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We are excited to start donating the sensory tent to children's hospices in 2020/21! It's portable, light, and fun. The POD, an instantly inflatable Sensory Tent that comes in a rucksack, offers a safe space for children with all types of special needs. It allows life-limited and disabled children to dive into their own world, be surrounded by seascapes, and listening to stories or music.
One of the technologies we hope to deliver for children using hospice services in 2020/21 is the Tilt and Touch Table. This magical technology enables life-limited and disabled children to take part in games, learn, and create something themselves from any angle as it adapts to the children's abilities.
The 10,000 children who currently use hospice services represent only one fifth of the children who require palliative care in the British Isles. These children need our help, so we put our heads together to think of a way to take our magical technology to these children.
Our Interactive Entertainment Hubs are the perfect solution for children in hospices who love gaming, but are unable to use the typical controllers.
For children whose lives are limited by their conditions, the Mobile Magic Carpet brings the outside world in, transporting them into a world of make believe.
Even for children with the most profound disabilities, the Lifelites Eyegaze gives them the chance to communicate and play – just like other children.
Music is such an important form of expression and it is particularly important for children in children’s hospices who may not be able to speak or move or tell people how they feel.
Our special mice make it possible for children with disabilities to have the rare opportunity to control something for themselves.
Using a Makey Makey to turn anything that conducts electricity into a mouse helps children of all abilities to join in the fun.
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John Donoghue is a dedicated Lifelites Benefactor. He shared with us his very moving personal story about his daughter's health and the reason he decided to become a benefactor, and make a regular monthly gift to Lifelites.
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Lifelites aims to harness the power of technology by donating a wide variety of assistive and inclusive equipment to enhance the lives of life-limited and disabled children using hospice services.
For these children with complex cognitive and physical impairments, this technology is quite simply magical. It gives them opportunities they wouldn’t otherwise have to join in with the world around them, irrespective of their disabilities.
Providing these opportunities is only possible because of the donations that Lifelites receives.
We have two new additions to our magical technology package! Click below to learn more about the Tilt Table and the PODs Sensory Tent!