Acorns Children’s Hospice is using the very latest in cutting-edge technology to help open-up new worlds of experience for local children.
Pioneering equipment, provided by technology charity Lifelites – gives life limited children cared for at Acorns the opportunity to communicate and have fun, regardless of ability.
Recently, staff and children at Acorns for the Three Counties, Worcester had a chance to try-out a brand new batch of interactive technology, as Lifelites donated the latest package of life-changing equipment to the hospice.
Among the items delivered on the day was an EyeGaze – innovative eye-tracking technology, enabling children to play games and communicate with friends and family; and a Magic Carpet – technology which allows children to interact with moving patterns and shapes projected onto different surfaces.
Becky Hughes, Hospice Matron at Acorns, spoke about the huge benefits the donations bring. She said: “The technology provided by Lifelites is just wonderful. Many of the Children we care for have complex care needs and may be limited in-terms of movement. This donation gives them opportunity to do things or experience life in ways they or their family never imagined.