Our second to last installation and hospice staff training day of our 2015 projects found us in the seaside resort of Blackpool delivering a new package of magical technology for the children who are cared for at Brian House children’s hospice.
The new package included a number of magical items such as Touchscreen PC’s, assistive mice, and games, the Makey Makey, Cameras and Printer, Head Mouse, Beamz with a laptop, the Lifelites specialist iPads and Eyegaze.
Sister Carol Wylde of Brian House said: “Lifelites has been so supportive of Brian House over the years and this new generation of equipment will make a big difference to our children and young people. Being able to express themselves using this technology will give them a real sense of achievement – and a lot of fun"
Eyegaze, an eye tracking device, helps children to communicate in ways in which care staff and their parents never thought possible. Tom is a young lad at the hospice was the first to try out the equipment. His mum was amazed by his reaction and said: “You can really see the difference this is going to make for Tom – it’s really exciting for us to see."