SENSORY PROJECTOR SYSTEM

Introducing our new Sensory Projector System

November 9, 2021

People who live with disabilities tend to experience the world and their surroundings differently. By realising the benefits of sensory activities, people with disability are better equipped to learn important life skills while enjoying a more active and inclusive lifestyle.

What are sensory activities and how do they assist those living with disability?

Sensory activities are those that activate one or more of our five senses: taste, smell, vision, hearing and touch. They are essential for overall emotional wellbeing, as they can assist in conveying emotional support, affection and respect.

Sensory activities are often used to help those with Alzheimer’s or dementia as it helps them stay in the moment and connected to their current surroundings. Everyday objects are used to stimulate their senses, which can help to call up positive emotions and memories.

It is also a great, natural way for children on the autism spectrum to stimulate their brains, discover their world and become better learners.

Sensory stimulation has been proven to support language development, cognitive growth and fine and gross motor skills

Our belief in innovation

At Concept Care, delivering people-centric care through innovative support solutions lies at the centre of our vision. That’s why we’ve introduced the OM Interactive (OMi) projection system, a state-of-the-art projector imported from the UK exclusively for our clients. OM are pioneers in the design of interactive projections for multi-sensory use, and have led the way in creating inclusive sensory products and immersive environments that truly engage and motivate people of all ages and disabilities.

The OMi system assists our clients by providing an immersive environment to embark on a journey of discovery. The omniVista range of motion-activated projection systems create dynamic images on floors and tables as well as other horizontal surfaces including sheets, tents and padded materials. From fields to mountains, and ocean depths to outer space, the interactive areas of the system encourage meaningful exploration of worlds both past and present. It also fosters inclusive learning by removing barriers to learning, encouraging collaboration whilst respecting the diversity of our clients.

The OMi design Interactive sensory projection system is an innovative solution that furthers Concept Care’s mission of delivering people-centric care to all our clients

How will we use the system to assist autistic and dementia clients?

Every omniVista system is pre-programmed with the Sensory Suite, a rich variety of applications designed to engage, stimulate and broaden experiences. With over 300 different applications in this Suite, the Suite provides activities to assist those with disability, such as physical agility games, imaginative sensory music content and cognitive stimulation activities.

The Autism Suite

An additional Suite, the Autism Suite, includes over 200 apps designed to engage, challenge and aid the progression of skills in our autistic clients. Some of the key areas supported include:

  • Social interaction
  • Flexible thinking
  • Personal organisation
  • Emotional understanding
  • Sensory calming and alerting

By using the projector system, Concept Care strives to meet the challenges faced by our clients with autism and take pride in our commitment to provide innovative solutions using ground-breaking technology.

 

Assisting our dementia clients

Likewise, the OMi system brings incredible opportunities for our dementia clients, through its range of bespoke sensory products that provide meaningful activities to encourage movement, active participation and shared enjoyment. The omiVista interactive floor and table projectors are designed to be fully portable, allowing them to be deployed at multiple locations such as schools, childcare centres and aged care facilities. It is particularly suited to aged care homes as residents are able to fully customise their experience, by adding their own images, audio and visual cues. It features a one button height adjustment, and can project onto bedsides, dining tables and floors, making it a truly inclusive system with inter-generational appeal.

Reported benefits for those using the interactive table floor system in care homes include:

  • Greater socialisation, willingness to communicate
  • Improved relationships with peers and staff
  • Greater opportunities to share personal stories
  • Staff to get to know the person behind the dementia
  • Families enjoy joint activities without the pressure of finding words.

Benefits reported by those using the OMi system in care homes include greater socialisation, willingness to communicate and greater opportunities to share personal stories

We all want to stay connected and maintain our relationships with our loved ones living with a disability. Through the immersive sensory and learning environments provided by the OMi projection system, we are able to open up the world to our learners, stimulating their imagination and unleashing their full potential. With OMi, we can enjoy greater opportunities to experience meaningful moments with our clients at Concept Care.

 

P.S. Open during school holidays!

Our OMi projection system will also be available to use at our centre during the school holidays. We are located on 31 Lasso Road, Gregory Hills 2557. It’s a great school holiday activity for disabled children as they can explore through sensory play!

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) helps individuals under the age of 65, who have a disability get the support and services they need.  As an NDIS participant you are able to get funding for services to help with daily life and services which assist you in reaching your goals.

Concept Care is a registered NDIS disability service provider specialising in providing exceptional care to clients across Sydney and Adelaide. We are committed to empowering each of our clients to live as independently as they choose and work diligently behind the scenes to ensure our clients receive exceptional customer-focused service.

We have deep experience providing optimal services and supports to stroke survivors such survivors include, but are not limited to, domestic assistance, personal care, community access, travel and transport and gardening assistance.

If you would like more information on the services we offer, please contact our client services team on 1800 266 237 or clientservices@conceptcare.com.au.

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