Anna C. Park

Care and Education Consultant for OM Interactive Ltd

After graduating with a First Class Honours from Leeds University Anna worked in a group home for adults with LD and dementia before becoming a Day Services Social Worker in a Multi-Purpose Day Centre running a programme of activities for the elderly, MH users and adults with LD.

She was instrumental in having the first interactive lightbeam/music system installed in a sensory room in her centre in 1996, completing a special study of the benefits as part of her Post Graduate Teaching Qualification.

Now a trainer and educator she is currently working as a Consultant for OM Interactive who are pioneers in the field of motion-activated projections, creating content for their systems and advising on product development. She passionately believes that technology should be accessible by all not as an end in itself but as a tool for more personalised care and inclusivity.

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The benefits/purpose of motion-activated projections for those living in care

An introduction to the development and use of motion-activated projections in the care sector, particularly those living with dementia, examining the social opportunities these interactions offer, the potential physical/mental benefits and the importance of meaningful content and a person-centred approach.