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Interactive Sensory Surface

Premier Solutions supply and install interactive sensory surfaces. The “Sensory Surface” is an interactive floor projection system, providing a wealth of interactive experience for all individuals regardless of their age or abilities. It offers a new immersive world of interactive experiences and possibilities, creating dynamic, sensory rich environments which can be embraced by all, stimulating or indeed relaxing users as they learn, create and explore.

The Sensory Surface environment can be installed in a Sensory room, school hall or any suitable room.

The Sensory Surface includes 6 Themes: Water, Splat, Scatter, Shatter, Wipe and Sound Surface. The installation comprises of a high specification PC computer, projector, 2.5m x 2m projection flooring surface, configuration and training.

The system opens a world of possibilities for all who use it, designed for educational, physical, and social or rehabilitation purposes. As shown on the picture above, additional projectors can be added if desired, to allow the changes of the interactive floor surface to be reproduced on the walls (for visual purposes only).

The system encourages movement with either visual or audio reward or indeed both, proving a worthwhile tool for teachers and therapists wanting people to reach or move in certain ways and to assess cognitive understanding, memory skills, using cause and effect. Removing the need for switches and wires and allowing for the smallest of movements the system is a fully inclusive piece of equipment with no barrier to physical ability.

The themes can be adapted to be appropriate for any age and level of learning and fully support curriculum or therapeutic requirements. With its various and ever growing themes the system will enable teachers and support workers to encourage students who may have been reluctant or unable to learn through conventional methods to enter into a world of interaction, independently and through resources that will both interest and motivate.

                                                                                      Key Features
                                  The Sensory Surface can benefit all in Education and the Therapeutic field.

Here are some of the main areas:
• Will react to the slightest movement enabling users to control and interact.
• Ideal for sequencing, visual mapping and memory development.
• Engages the visual and auditory senses, perfect for stimulating spatial awareness and fine motor skill development.
• Sensory Surface can be controlled by light enabling users with very little movement to interact simply by pointing a torch at the floor surface.
• The system supports a huge number of educational activities tailored to meet the needs of the individuals.
• Sensory Surface removes traditional barriers to achievement; all users are able to participate on equal terms supporting solo and group interaction and providing independence.
Access is provided via the internet for access to images sound effects and configuration files made to client's request. This facility is free in the first year with a small charge per year thereafter. You may purchase additional themes at any time and bespoke themes can be written specifically for your applications.

The projector and movement sensor is mounted overhead at the maximum height available to allow a projected area of 2.5m x 2m. This area will be covered with a special durable white PVC floor covering to optimize the image.

Theme Information

Scatter
The Scatter Theme enables you to have images partially or completely covering an underlying background, or looped backgrounds that will “scatter” away on interaction, revealing the picture. This theme is great for cause and effect, listening and speaking, hand and eye coordination, team work and encouragement of movement.

Shatter
Images will shatter into tiles upon interaction – a very visual Theme that is also great when used in conjunction with the appropriate sounds, giving auditory stimulation and feedback.

Splat
Images float around and will splat on contact. Good for speaking and listening, cause and effect, mathematics and PE skills etc.

Water
The Water Theme can give the sense of being out on a rainy day, splashing in puddles, or throwing stones in a pond, watching the water rippling. A very therapeutic Theme that is also great for encouraging physical activity and looking and listening skills.

Wipe
Wipe Theme allows any picture to be disguised by a mosaic, blacked out completely or put into grey scale. The image can then be revealed (wiped) by the wave of a hand, arm, foot or head, by walking over it or rolling on it. Ideal for speaking and listening skills, motivation, picture matching etc.

Sound Surface
The Sound Surface Theme turns an image into a fully interactive auditory experience. Attach sounds to different images within your main picture for instant cause and effect; excellent for speaking and listening skills.

                                                                                        Additional Option
Directional Sound Loudspeakers
Directional loudspeakers can be installed in the interactive floor area and connected to the interactive floor system computer. With directional sound, your target client can hear exactly what you want, exactly where you want them to. Designed to target a specific area, HyperSonic Sound technology (HSS) uses a tightly focused directional beam of sound that is heard only by those in the selected area.

The high-precision targeting of HSS significantly minimizes the levels of noise pollution in both open and confined spaces and anywhere else ambient noise is an issue. HSS also ensures that your intended clients receive the sound or messages conveyed through the system clearly and intelligibly.

The HSS Advantage:
• Highly Directional
• Ultimate Control In Audio Placement
• Minimizes Noise Pollution
• Compact Form Factor

The directional speakers can be used to point directly at a client or can be used to bounce the audio signal off a hard surface to draw attention to a specific object.

See also Green Screen Technology