The Mobile Magic Carpet really has to be seen to be believed. It projects moving images onto the floor (or wheelchair tray or bed) that the children can actually play with.
Through the images, music and sounds, it gives them the chance to escape the confines of their conditions and immerse themselves in a world of make-believe: kicking up leaves, popping bubbles, splashing in the sea or even playing football, things they and their parents would never have thought possible.
“Bobby has never been interested in TV or anything like that. But when the hospice received the Mobile Magic Carpet from Lifelites, it was like an instant attraction. He was immediately drawn to it and loves playing on the mat. That’s a big thing and a comfort to me because it shows he knows what it is, and shows to me that he is taking an interest in things.” Tamsen, Bobby’s mum
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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.
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.