At its most simple, our magic table is a powerful light projector, some clever computing and an infrared sensor. The technology has been around for a while and yet it’s only now that this simple, safe technology is being adopted in the dementia care industry.
The magic table works by projecting light on to a surface – this could be a table, floor, ceiling or even someone’s bed – and as hands, arms or feet move through the light, the games that are projected begin to change and move.
It’s this concept that’s at the heart of what we do.
The games, (see them here), are what we spend our time focused on as it’s the ability for the games to capture people’s attention and draw them into what’s happening in front of them that creates the magic.
Designed around a number of core principles, our games focus on:
- Stimulating movement
- Creating shared experience
- Enhancing emotional well-being
The games are designed for everyone to use, whatever the stage of their journey with dementia. This also means it’s quick and easy for friends, family and volunteers to play and help run sessions.
We’re careful to ensure each game has a universal appeal (and elements of the games are regularly refreshed), however care and activities team’s will quickly become experts in the subtleties of each game as the outcomes, responses, personal preferences and ways in which the games are played can all differ dramatically for those playing the games.
These are all themes we cover in the training sessions we run as part of the Happiness Programme and is why we never stop learning about how our magic table is being used to engage and bring happiness to those using it.
3 great reasons to start your free trial
A fast, no hassle set up with the magic table delivered to your door.
An initial all-staff training session and ongoing support.
A free 30 day trial, followed by an ongoing cost of just £250 per month (excludes VAT).
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