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Industry Health, entertainment
Region UK
Type of Solution
HD27e
Installation Company
Ian Rolf
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Ian Rolf visits residential homes across the Isle of Wight to provide AV memory stimulation (also called Reminiscence Therapy). Showing imagery and moving footage helps individuals, particularly those with dementia, remember events, people and places from their past lives.
“I show old film, music and pictures that are on my laptop targeted to the people I am visiting.   I have my regulars which I visit weekly or fortnightly.  You get to know what they like.  I play music from films, show old photos and footage of steam trains chugging around the island, Fred Astaire movies – anything really.  Residents put in requests – we even had Meat Loaf last week! “If they think of something they want to see – I do my upmost to find it.  I show a lot of content from YouTube.  Not everyone is from the island – so I try to find imagery from where those people come from.  Some homes like a quizzes - so I put these together with images of old film stars that they have to name. “It makes them laugh, they have some fun and for those with Alzheimers and dementia, it jogs old memories.  This is why I was keen to get a good replacement that can handle all the different types of content. And as I have to carry the screen, laptop and projector on each visit, it was impor
Ian Rolf
“I hadn’t realised how bad my previous projector had become and the difference that this new one would make. “The room was very light, with large windows, but the picture on the screen was incredibly clear.  I was astounded by the strength of the image.”
Ian Rolf
“The main thing for me is that they have a lovely time and enjoy the session.”
Ian Rolf
HD27e

AV memory stimulation triggering memories

Challenge: Ian Rolf visits residential homes across the Isle of Wight to provide AV memory stimulation (also called Reminiscence Therapy). Showing imagery and moving footage helps individuals, particularly those with dementia, remember events, people and places from their past lives.
Solution: Ian chose the HD27e Full HD 1080p HD27e all-round home entertainment projector, which combines high brightness with exceptional colour accuracy.
Results: Ian made his first visit with his new projector in June. He said: “I hadn’t realised how bad my previous projector had become and the difference that this new one would make. “The room was very light, with large windows, but the picture on the screen was incredibly clear. I was astounded by the strength of the image.”

The Challenge

Ian Rolf visits residential homes across the Isle of Wight to provide AV memory stimulation (also called Reminiscence Therapy).  Showing imagery and moving footage helps individuals, particularly those with dementia, remember events, people and places from their past lives. 

The retired businessman was using a second-hand Optoma projector that he was given five or six years ago.  This old low resolution model finally became dim and unusable this year.  He needed a bright replacement model that is lightweight and portable but with good image quality.  

Ian said: “I show old film, music and pictures that are on my laptop targeted to the people I am visiting.   I have my regulars which I visit weekly or fortnightly.  You get to know what they like.  I play music from films, show old photos and footage of steam trains chugging around the island, Fred Astaire movies – anything really.  Residents put in requests – we even had Meat Loaf last week!

“If they think of something they want to see – I do my upmost to find it.  I show a lot of content from YouTube.  Not everyone is from the island – so I try to find imagery from where those people come from.  Some homes like a quizzes - so I put these together with images of old film stars that they have to name.

“It makes them laugh, they have some fun and for those with Alzheimers and dementia, it jogs old memories.  This is why I was keen to get a good replacement that can handle all the different types of content. And as I have to carry the screen, laptop and projector on each visit, it was important this was as light as possible.”

The Solution

Ian chose the HD27e Full HD 1080p HD27e all-round home entertainment projector, which combines high brightness with exceptional colour accuracy.

Despite weighing less than 2.5kg, the projector has a powerful 3,400 lumen brightness rating and can reproduce accurate Rec.709 HDTV broadcast specification colours.

Two HDMI inputs allow an easy set-up - perfect for connecting a laptop, PC, Blu-ray player, media streamer or games console. HDMI dongles like Google Chromecast™ or Amazon Fire TV can also be directly connected to the projector.

The HD27e has an integrated 10W speaker but is also equipped with an audio output for connection to external sound systems.

The Results

Ian made his first visit with his new projector in June.  He said: “I hadn’t realised how bad my previous projector had become and the difference that this new one would make.

“The room was very light, with large windows, but the picture on the screen was incredibly clear.  I was astounded by the strength of the image.”

When asked what difference Ian felt this was this making to Alzheimer and dementia sufferers, he said: “I only see the residents for one hour a week, so I would not necessarily see the full impact of my visits.  But care home staff have commented that this does make a real positive impact.  

“Showing pictures and playing music stimulates people and triggers memories.  One care home had a lady who rarely spoke a word.  Following our session, she was talking animatedly about old boyfriends.  I do sometimes throw in the same content to see if they remember seeing it before.  It makes me happy if they pull me up on it.

“The main thing for me is that they have a lovely time and enjoy the session.”

The residential homes book sessions with Ian who does between 10-12 visits a month, mostly in and around the Cowes, South Wight area.  

Equipment List

HD27e