Creativity and innovation go hand in hand. Creative Paths have always been keen to promote and use innovative technology in our work to provide additional social benefit for our participants and learners.
Many care homes are already utilising technologies in their care provision, with some of the larger groups investing in digital resources for their activities.
Creative Paths has recently benefitted from the Live, Experiential and Digital Diversification: Nottingham (LEADD:NG) programme from Nottingham University. The University of Nottingham have been working with local businesses to introduce them to innovative technologies and help them develop viable products.
We have been working with Research fellow, Laurence Cliffe, to develop an AR prototype reminiscence resource. We used photo elicitation to gather responses to a series of wartime photographs relating to domestic life from the IWM collection. The responses were recorded and edited and attached to the postcards to be listened to via a APP.
The postcards can then be viewed and listened to, to enhance reminiscence and discussion work with people living in care settings.
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Virtual reality headsets are now being utilised in care settings to provide virtual experiences for care residents, taking them to destinations and environments they may not be able to access physically. The headsets offer residents virtual tours of museums, historical sites, and travel destinations. This type of technology is now being developed to be lighter and more user friendly for people with dementia.
We are excited about our partnership with OROI Wellbeing and are piloting their headsets in our Access Learning programme in Nottinghamshire.
We are also offering demonstrations to care homes in the East Midlands, who are interested in subscribing to OROI headsets and wellbeing subscriptions.
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