Several weeks ago we were lucky enough to have a visit from Lauren Dronjak, one of the two founders of the amazing blog The Inspired Treehouse. The Inspired Treehouse (www.theinspiredtreehouse.com) is a resource for child development. The two founders and main contributors, Lauren and Claire, are pediatric physical and occupational therapists with years of clinical and school-based experience, but they are busy moms too! After playing many games and discussing Timocco in our Akron … [Read more...]
Timocco’s Trip to AOTA 2017 was Amazing!
The Timocco team just returned from Philadelphia at our 4th AOTA conference, and it was the best one yet! We were so excited to meet all of the therapists and professionals in the therapy arena, as well as the OTs of tomorrow (students). We had a Timocco marathon playing over 500 games over the course of 3 days. It was great to meet therapists who have used Timocco for years and hear their feedback on our new platform updates. There was no shortage of smiles and energy at our booth as we … [Read more...]
Game Highlight: Fish Spell offers great variety of Skill Development!
Timocco’s platform has so many great games for skill development, and we wanted to take some time to highlight one of our favorites, Fish Spell. The name of the game does contain the word spell, so there is definitely a letter/word component to this game, but it doesn’t have to be played with letters; you can also play with colors or shapes. The game mostly works on motor accuracy and efficiency, sequencing, spelling, as well as visual perception & discrimination. To play ‘Fish … [Read more...]
Happy Holidays From Timocco..Special Therapist Offer!
‘Tis the season for giving! Why not give yourself a gift while improving therapy skills and motivation too? It’s difficult during the holiday season to encourage kids to consistently attend therapy and continue to work on their skills. Timocco has a solution for you! With Timocco’s ready-made Functional Skills Plans, you are able to assign a Plan to a child and they gain free home access to the fun, interactive games! The best part.. each time they play you can track data and their progress … [Read more...]
Black Friday/Thanksgiving Offer- $50 off!
Celebrate Thanksgiving/ Black Friday! Save $50 on a 1-year Timocco License! Purchase a 1-year Timocco license before December 4, 2015 and receive $50 off the total price! A one year license includes a Timocco kit (3 colorful glove/ball controllers and a state-of-the-art webcam), 10 connected players with data tracking and free home use, access to over 50 fun, interactive games, Functional Skills Plans, and 1 hour of remote training! To take advantage of this offer, click HERE! What Can … [Read more...]
Timocco has been tested and cleared for usage with the EyeTech TM5 mini eye tracker! This tracker is a fast, accurate eye gaze camera allowing you to control your device with your eyes. What’s the difference with this tracker? The TM5 mini eye tracker offers complete on-board processing, relieving the host tablet or speech device of all the processing burden. Check out this video of the TM5 being used to play Timocco’s Balloon Game! Looking for more information on Timocco and eye-gaze? … [Read more...]
We’ve Upgraded Our Eye-Gaze Platform!
We’ve been hard at work adding a bunch of new features to Timocco’s eye-gaze gaming platform, and we’d like to tell you a little about the improvements. We’ve made changes to the platform as well as to specific games, making gameplay more fun and navigation easier and more user-friendly. Supports Eye-Gaze Learning Process Playing Timocco’s eye-gaze compatible games can help a child to improve their skills in object displacement, eye movement control and accuracy - in a fun and motivating … [Read more...]
Becky plays Timocco with her eyes!
Becky is a sweet 11 year-old with severe quadriplegic cerebral palsy. She loves playing on her computer (as you can tell from the video!). She also loves swimming, playing with her friends and having sleepovers! In order to use the computer, she uses Tobii – an eye gaze software which allows her to control the computer using only her eyes. In this video, made last year when Becky was 10, you can see Becky using only her eyes to play Timocco! … [Read more...]
Play Timocco with Your Eyes!
This week Sarit Tresser talks about using Timocco with eyes movements: Timocco’s virtual environment is based on motion. The system encourages activation of the hands, enhancement in range of motion, and enhancement of different motors skills (as described in previous posts). Nevertheless along the way, I was exposed to children with a wide variety of abilities and countless challenges, which increases the need to provide an answer for those children, that have difficulties with hand motion, … [Read more...]
Play Timocco with Your Eyes!
Each Week OT expert, Sarit Tresser will be giving an in-depth insightful analysis into the various ways Health Games aid children with disabilities. Stay connected to receive first-hand input from a professional the field of child development Timocco's virtual environment is based on motion. The system encourages activation of the hands, enhancement in range of motion, and enhancement of different motors skills (as described in previous posts). Nevertheless along the way, I was exposed to … [Read more...]