Breathe Magic

Interactivity in healthcare

This week we supported London based, Social Enterprise Breathe Arts Health Research by lending them an interactive mirror screen from our demo room, touch enabled with a visualplanet touchfoil,  for their exhibition stand at the Commissioning Show.

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Breathe Arts Health Research is a not-for-profit social enterprise that designs and delivers innovative and clinically researched ways of using the arts in healthcare, to improve health outcomes for patients, staff and communities. Breathe Magic Intensive Therapy Programmes for young people with hemiplegia (a weakness/paralysis affecting one side of the body, caused by an injury to the brain) are 10-day programmes, where the young people access 60 hours of intensive and effective therapy, while learning to become a young magician! Occupational therapists work alongside Magic Circle magicians to teach magic tricks which have been designed to develop hand and arm function, cognitive abilities, self-confidence and independence. Research shows clinically significant improvements in bimanual motor skills and independence maintained at 3 and 6 month follow-up. You can find out more about the Breathe Magic programme and its impact by watching this video.

Throughout the Breathe Magic programme the young people have to use two hands for everything, so it was only apt that integrated into the mirror solution was our latest  Single User (dual touch) touchfoil with two touch capabilities.

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The mirror screen was selected for the show due to it’s sleek design aesthetics. The dual touch enabled screen allowed for visitors to the stand to easy switch between a collection of films, photos and documents to personalise their experience and find the right information for them. The presentation software application Lima was provided by touchtech.

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We are really pleased to have been able to support this innovative oragnisation to share the magic of their work.



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