Hen-lee is a student at the “Beit Issie-Shapiro” school in Israel and is a lively and happy child. As part of her occupational therapy, she started using Timocco, a virtual reality based gaming environment where games are activated by the child’s hand movements which are detected by a camera and then shown on the screen.
Hen-Lee has a visual impairment and has difficulties using her upper right extremity in addition to difficulty using her hand in ADL due to hemiplegic CP. She is highly motivated to become independent in her Activities of Daily Living (ADL) and in playing games. Hen-Lee comes to her therapy sessions happily and enjoys popping the balloons or soap bubbles and knocking the monkeys off the trees.
Noa Nitzan, Head OT and Technology coordinator at “Beit Issie-Shapiro”, notes, “Within a few months Hen-lee demonstrated improvement in her upper extremity movements and visual performance. She initiates more movements with her right hand and is successful in games that require visual discrimination.”