Abilia won the award for ‘Best therapeutic product’ for HandiCalendar at the OT show 2018.11/12/2018 - 13:52
HandiCalendar is an app that is designed to make time visual, breaking it down into 15 minute segments, each of which is represented by a dot; we call this the Quarter Hour Principle. The dots are displayed in a time column with the lights going out the closer an activity is to happening, which allows someone with limited concept of time to understand what is coming next.
If you own an Apple Watch, you can also view your activities when your mobile phone is unavailable, such as when you are exercising, in class or at a meeting. The app can be supported remotely by someone that supports the individual, who can update the calendar over Wifi, allowing the user to be kept up-to-date with their day, without needing their device to be removed to make changes.
- “We are very proud to have won this award and all of the feedback received from the show was positive”, said Lauren Frost, Product Advisor at Abilia Ltd.
The Occupational Therapy Show – the UK's largest dedicated CPD education and trade event for Occupational Therapists (OTs) and managers working within the equipment services teams alongside them is taking place at the NEC, Birmingham in November each year. The Show welcomes thousands of OTs from all over the country, and from a wide range of specialist areas, to educate, inspire.