Location: North Yorkshire
Delivery partner: For young people with additional needs.
Age group: 11-25
iMUSE a 1-to-1 therapeutic multi-sensory experience.
iMUSE is a 1-to-1 therapeutic multi-sensory experience. It provides a relaxing and creative space where young people with additional needs can make their own choices and develop non-verbal ways of communicating. iMUSE uses interactive technology to enable young people to relax – a vibrating mattress gently massages the body. This calms and focuses the mind, relaxes muscle tone and reduces anxiety and stress. Make music – motion sensors detect movements and turn them into sounds. Create visuals – a microphone picks up sounds that iMUSE transforms into beautiful visuals and projects into the iMUSE space and also use switch technology - a switch enables choice of colour and pattern of the projected visuals. Each session lasts for 30 minutes. A facilitator finds out which sounds, music and visuals help the young person to relax and focus. They then use these to personalise their iMUSE experience so it’s tailor-made for them. Anyone who responds to and enjoys music and/or singing will benefit from iMuse. Young people who need 1-to-1 time to support them to engage with others and the world around them. Young people with a range of learning, physical and cognitive disabilities, including those who experience anxiety and communication difficulties. iMUSE can help young people who are agitated and anxious become relaxed and calm. Creating music or visuals can help young people to express themselves and develop non-verbal ways of communicating. Young people learn that they can control the iMUSE space by making and expressing their own choices.
To find out more:
Contact: Julie Green