Eye-tracking technology to empower disabled children at local hospice.
The brand new Demelza children’s hospice project, which contains state-of-the-art touchscreen technology, the latest gaming consoles and specially adapted iPads has been put together with disabled children in mind.
Liz Haigh-Reeve, Director of Income Generation at the hospice, said: “We are so grateful to Lifelites and Thomas Cook Children’s Charity for providing the latest technology for the young people who use Demelza. This technology not only enables the children to enjoy the games and entertainment systems but also to communicate with their friends and family and even other children who face similar challenges.
"When so much in their lives is different to their peers, technology empowers them to do the things all children and young people enjoy. The portable aspect of the iPads means that DVDs and games can be brought to a child if they are too sick to leave their room. The Lifelites project will make such a difference.”
The charity says that Lifelites equipment and support will cost around £35,700 over the next four years but Demelza children’s hospice won’t have to pay a penny towards it. Instead, Lifelites has been supported by Thomas Cook Children’s Charity and others.