“There are so many procedures and clinical things that have to happen, that the children are not in charge or in control of, and they can’t communicate how they are feeling about that. Play gives them that opportunity to balance that out.” Kathryn, children’s hospice care team
We provide a range of special mice which can be connected to a computer to replace mouse functions. They are suitable for children of all abilities and can be operated using any part of their body even with the side of their head or elbow or a foot. They help a child who is unable to use a computer in a conventional way, to take control for themselves and play games, have fun, learn and express themselves.
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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 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.
We pack our special iPads with a whole host of apps to enable children with disabilities to communicate, play, be creative and have fun.
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.
Using a Makey Makey to turn anything that conducts electricity into a mouse helps children of all abilities to join in the fun.