Elderly and frail patients at North Middlesex University Hospital have sealed their approval of a new £8,000 interactive projector that enhances the quality of care.
Solely funded by the North Mid Charity, the hospital’s Care of the Elderly ward team unveiled their latest tool in patient care and development; the OmiVista Projector.
The award-winning projector left patients ‘amazed’ due to the range of sensory products like games, videos and more that were available.
The meaningful activities, for all ages and abilities, encourage movement, active participation, shared enjoyment and lifted their spirits.
The OmiVista Mobii projector won the national Dementia Care Outstanding Product Award 2018 for the many opportunities the system brough people at all stages of dementia. Designed as a fully portable interactive projection system with one button height adjustment, Mobii can be taken to wherever it is needed and project onto besides, dining tables and floors, making it a truly inclusive system with inter-generational appeal.
Research found that regular use of the projector encouraged movement for greater physical and emotional health, encompassed emotional and psychological aspects of well-being whilst providing opportunities for social interaction and provide enriching multi-sensory experiences.
The purchasing and debut of the projector is part of the hospital’s commitment to getting elderly and frail patients active both physically and mentally during Frailty Awareness Month.
It is part of a wider campaign supporting the awareness month this November.
One patient said: “It made me active after being in bed a while" whilst another said: "It was fun. I enjoyed being with other people"
Tracy Lee, an occupational therapist running some of the sessions, said it was incredibly rewarding seeing patients interacting with the games and animations from the projector.
She added: “The Omi projector is helping therapists provide meaningful activities for our patients on Care of the Elderly wards. It has become an integral part of our regular cognition/communication group and the wide variety of activities on offer means we can always find something of interest to our patients. In one recent session, we promoted cognition and communication by reminiscing about seaside holidays and school days and encouraged upper limb movement with colouring and music activities.”
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