BBC1 – OMi Ambassador Noah on DIY SOS 20th Anniversary

On 6th September 2019 we were delighted to see our very own Ambassador, Noah Wall, back on our screens as part of the DIY SOS 20th Anniversary Special on BBC1.

The programme celebrated the amazing impact the DIY SOS home make-over has had on the Wall family in the five years since it was filmed, particularly the incredible advances Noah has made, due in part to the specialist equipment he was gifted.  Born with spina bifida and only 2% brain Noah was not expected to survive birth let alone develop into the bright capable boy we know and love today.Noah Wall on BBC DIY SOS 20th Anniversary

His Mum, Shelly, talks movingly about the way his life has been transformed in this interview with BBC Radio Cumbria…

She still feels indebted to the kindness of those who volunteered their time and donated life-changing equipment, particularly the gifts of Noah’s first wheelchair and his beloved sensory floor. The chair gave Noah the freedom to move on his own and the sensory floor motivated him to move.Noah Wall on OMi Sensory FloorEvery day the omiVista sensory floor activities were used to encourage Noah to move, roll, stretch, flip, think, laugh and play: helping him to develop his muscles, reflexes, coordination, aiding digestion, calming him with relaxing music and nature images and all whilst exercising his brain. Shelly is convinced this sensory and physical stimulation has had a profound effect on his overall development. He can move his legs more than ever before and his brain has grown to an incredible 80%, confounding all medical opinion.Noah continues to amaze us all with his personal achievements and determination. He has been through so much in his short life and faces each hurdle with such courage, we are just incredibly proud to have played a part in his story.OMi Ambassador Noah Wall on BBC DIY SOS 20th AniversaryWatch Noah’s full episode of DIY SOS on iPlayer:Please visit his @HugsforNoah page to learn more about him

Outstanding Care Awards – Memory Lane Award 2019

On Friday June 29th our very own Ian Davis journeyed down to Devon for the Outstanding Care Awards 2019 Gala Dinner held at The Riviera Conference Centre in Torquay.

Ian was delighted to be presented with the Memory Lane Silver Award in recognition of the positive impact our Mobii magic surface system is already having in Care Homes and Centres across Devon and Cornwall.

Annual Care Home Awards 2019

On Thursday 28th June, OM Interactive attended the Annual Care Home Awards 2019 at the Platinum Suite, Excel, London.

It was a great honour to be presented with the Care Home ‘Best Equipment/Product’ Award in recognition of the difference our system is making in care homes across the UK.

Our Care Consultant, Anna Park, was presented with the award by Alan Dedicoat ( the voice of Strictly & the Lottery Balls!) She commented afterwards that OMI were thrilled that the Mobii magic surface was making such a valuable contribution and proud to have this recognised at the Care Home Awards. She was keen to highlight that it was very much a whole team award for Mark Gilbert, who headed up the design team, Andy Park who headed up the software development and all the skilled engineers, designers & care specialists involved in its development.

‘We are delighted that after 12 years of designing sensory projection systems we have been able to use all our skills to create a mobile table to floor version designed specifically to provide transformational experiences for those in care’.

Press Release

The sensory technology company, OM Interactive, has won the Outstanding Dementia Product category in the 9th National Dementia Care Awards 2018.

Anna Park, Care Consultant at OM Interactive said:

“We feel honoured that the valuable contribution our Mobii magic surface interactive table is making in Care has been recognised in this way.  Stimulating and engaging those living with dementia in meaningful person-centred activities is so important in care homes, centres and hospital settings across the UK.

Our dedicated team of engineers and designers have used all of their combined talents to create a product that is fully mobile with rich and varied activities that can be used anywhere from bedsides to floors and dining tables. An engaging resource for people at all stages of dementia, their families and those who live and work with them. We love what we do and this will encourage us to keep delivering the very best in interactive experiences for all ages and abilities”

For more information on our Mobii magic surface system please visit or call 01442 215555

Winners of the National Dementia Care Awards were presented with their trophies by host MP Hazel Blears at the high-profile Gala Night held on Thursday, 8th November at the Hilton Brighton Metropole attended by over 450 guests.

From left to right MP Hazel Blears, Andy Park Head of Technical Development at OMI, Mark Gilbert Designer of the Mobii magic surface Product at OMI, Anna Park Care Consultant & Mobii magic surface Content Developer at OMI and Laura Steward of Four Seasons Health Care who sponsored the award.

About the Awards:

The National Dementia Care Awards is an annual event organised by The Journal of Dementia Care, a multidisciplinary journal for all professional staff working with people with dementia, in hospitals, nursing and residential care homes, day units and the community. The awards were created to recognise the very best people in the dementia care sector, whose exceptional work and contributions make better, person-centred care a reality. There were 16 categories to enter overall and there were four or five finalists in each category with two independent judges. For more information and all categories, please visit

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Embracing Interactive Technology at Andrew Smith House

Recently Stocks Hall Andrew Smith House welcomed OM Interactive who came to demonstrate their motion-activated projection system.

The ground-breaking Mobii system is the first truly mobile motion-activated table-projection system that can easily be moved to those who need it. It can be adjusted to a different height/size surface at the touch of a button making it an invaluable flexible intervention in all care settings.

Here’s Leslie Ann, who lives at Andrew Smith House, photographed here with her husband Barney using the OM Interactive table together.  They thoroughly enjoyed the demonstration, discovering meaningful activities to enjoy together.  Leslie Ann was fascinated with the coral reef and took on the challenge of the cake making exercise.

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Magic table installed at The Green is a great success

“We are delighted that our residents at The Green are already gaining so much from this wonderful technology,” said Anne Thomas, Chief Executive.

The Green is believed to be the first care home in Cornwall to take delivery of the Mobii magic table projection system, which is designed to stimulate movement, communication and mental activity.

The motion-activated magic table projection system can project on to tables, beds and floors, using motion sensors to turn them into interactive surfaces controlled by touching, swiping and splatting. With more than 300 different apps, quizzes and activities, there is plenty to help keep residents engaged and entertained, including music, games and painting.

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Carey Lodge invites the Mayor to sample new interactive technology

The Mayor of Leighton-Linslade, Cllr Palmer, joined residents at Carey Lodge, who showcased their new OMI Mobii magic surface interactive projector, which has proven benefits to support well-being.

The OMI was funded by donations from Tesco Bags of Help, Twyford Art Group and Cllr Netta Glover from Bucks County Council, who gave a contribution from the Community Leaders’ Fund. Attendees witnessed the impact first-hand of the award-winning device, which encourages engagement, use of motor skills, social interaction and coordination.

The mobile projection technology inspires group participation through games as well as the enjoyment of therapeutic visual effects, which can be particularly helpful for those living with dementia. Resident Dot Potter’s well-being improved considerably when she participated in the session as she was able to concentrate for a longer period of time and show enjoyment from interaction with her fellow residents.

When resident, Anne Geering, takes part in game play she is more able to articulate how she feels and clearly enjoys the sense of community that arises from coming together with others.

Our team at Carey Lodge use the Bradford Well-being Profile tool to demonstrate the impact of regular use of the OMI, alongside other activities, on residents’ wellbeing.

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