There were smiles all around yesterday (4 September) as children’s technology charity Lifelites arrived at East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) in Milton, Cambridgeshire with a brand new package of specialist technology.
The charity says the cutting edge equipment will empower the children and young people receiving care and support at EACH Milton, many of whom have complex healthcare needs and life-threatening conditions, to be creative, to communicate and take control. Much of the new package is specially designed for disabled children, with the incredible Eyegaze a key example.
The revolutionary Eyegaze, which makes a computer accessible for some of most disabled youngsters at the children’s hospice, works by tracking the movement of the user’s eye and the staff at Lifelites say they aim to install it across the country as part of a big push by the charity to bring this powerful technology to children in hospices.
Josie Dwyer, EACH Milton Service Manager, said: “We’re delighted to have the continued support of Lifelites here at EACH Milton and we’d like to thank them for their support and expertise. We’d also like to thank the Provincial Grand Lodges of Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Huntingdonshire and the Geoffrey Watling charity who have provided funding for the project.
“The Eyegaze technology will make the new Lifelites package even more accessible to the many children and young people EACH supports, and fits in with our ethos of ensuring they’re able to reach their potential whatever their healthcare needs might be.”