A new interactive floor system which helps children with autism develop communication skills has been unveiled at Springhallow School in Ealing.
The interactive floor system features a state-of-the-art overhead camera which responds to body movement. Using image, video and audio files, the system provides a truly immersive experience designed to stimulate the development of young people with autism.
This month, local Councillor Linda Burke visited Springhallow School to see the interactive system in action. She was joined by representatives from the CareTech Foundation and COSARAF Foundation – the charities which made the system’s installation possible. The two charities donated £10,000 to help the school purchase the interactive system.
The system is designed so that even those with limited movement can interact with it and alter their environment, making the system fully inclusive for all. Teachers are given full training and are able to design a programme around the specific needs of pupils using any image, video or audio files they like meaning that the system provides a truly immersive, stimulating experience.