Virtual games help dementia patients

Virtual games help dementia patients

Baking a cake, doing a quiz or playing air hockey are just some of the virtual activities patients at Tonbridge Community Hospital are enjoying thanks to a new interactive projector.

The OMI interactive software mobile projector is a neat bit of kit that offers simple but effective activities designed to help those living with dementia.

Hundreds of games are loaded on to the system and can be projected on to a smooth, flat surface such as a table or the floor or on a patients bedding if they are unable to leave their bed.

Patients then use sweeping motions with their hands or feet to move the objects – eggs, footballs, pucks, planets – across the surface as part of the game.

It was initially being used by the Therapy Team at Tonbridge for exercise and rehabilitation purposes; therapeutic workers on the ward are now using it with the in-patients with positive results.

KCHFT’s Specialist Nurse for Dementia Grahame Hardy said: “It’s a fantastic piece of technology that helps movement, interaction and engagement for all our patients. By playing the games, our patients are challenged to think, remember, engage and ultimately have fun too.”


Caring UK Awards Show 2022

The team at OM Interactive are delighted to be sponsoring the National Care Home of the Year Award at the Caring UK Awards Show 2022!

The event will be held on Thursday 1st December at The Athena, Leicester,

BBC Children in Need

A BIG THANK YOU to BBC Children in Need for organising a donation of our Mobii Magic Table to TAG Youth Clubs.

TAG Youth Clubs provide a safe, stimulating and engaging environment for anyone with a disability or additional needs to meet up with their friends, take part in fun activities and learn social and life skills.
OMi’s philosophy is that every child should have the opportunity to influence and interact with their environment through movement, exploration and collaboration.

From fields to mountains, outer space to the ocean depths or even back in time to meet the Romans or Egyptians, interactive projections offer a journey of discovery that can be truly transformative.

We pride ourselves on creating sensory projectors that:
– Respond to all movements no matter how small
– Stimulate the imagination
– Remove barriers to learning
– Encourage physical and mental participation
– Provide opportunities to socialise and collaborate
– Release potential
– Make learning enjoyable