The Tovertafel console

9 User Reviews


Interactive and stimulating game-based therapeutic tool


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A product from the company Tover 

Created in the Netherlands by Dre Hester Le Riche, Tovertafel - magic table in Dutch, is a care solution for people living with Alzheimer's or cognitive disorders based on research and co-creation with collective living environments.

Tovertafel projects interactive games and vibrant images onto a surface. The various games react to senior players' movements and have one thing in common: they have a useful purpose in addition to providing joy and entertainment.

Tovertafel's design is based on empirical advances and catalyzed by state-of-the-art technology:

  • Based on scientific research
  • Tested on a large scale
  • Continuously adapted for optimal effectiveness

How can the Tovertafel help you?

The effects of Tovertafel have been documented for 3 types of users:

  • On participating players, typically senior residents in care homes
    • Breaks through apathy
    • Increases physical activity
    • Reduces negative emotions and increases positive emotions
    • Reduces restless and tense behavior
    • Increases social activity and contributes to more enjoyment
  • On care workers
    • Improves the relationship between care worker or healthcare professionals and resident
    • Increases the work pleasure
    • Promotes interaction and helps to connect
  • On families
    • Increases the fun during family visits
    • Increases the possibilities to do something during the visit

Technical specifications

  • The console includes a high quality projector, infrared sensors, a speaker and a processor
  • Interactive games are projected on any table
  • The device is equipped with a wifi connection that allows for real-time updates of the games
  • A quick click system allows you to move the console around your establishment

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Customer Reviews

9 customer reviews
Eugeria's Take

Our team loved testing the Tovertafel, it's a fascinating console and has stimulated the interest of everyone at Eugeria. We brought it to several residents and were amazed at how easily they adopted the games on the Tovertafel. Witnessing the direct effects of the games on people with cognitive disabilities during our demonstrations has brought us great emotion and moments of sharing with the residents.

 

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By Andrea Chartrand, Gestionnaire de loisirs, Centre d’accueil Champlain, Ottawa
We have been using the Tovertafel for 9 months, and find it to be an excellent tool for entertainment, socialization and stimulation for our residents with mild to late-stage dementia. Families are impressed and sometimes surprised by the interaction that is possible with their loved one who may have lost abilities. We have found that by playing appropriate games on the Tovertafel, some residents can regain memories, words, and most importantly, a smile. Our vision for the future is to encourage visitors and staff to get involved with the Tovertafel.
October 20, 2022
By Kaitlyn Edwards, Recreation Therapy Manager, Shepherd’s Care Foundation
The Tovertafel has been an amazing care tool for our residents! Residents can benefit in all functional domains while using this device. We have noticed an increase in socialization when residents are engaged in playing a game together. For some of our residents, English is not their first language, and using the Tovertafel with them and other residents has helped to enhance communication and find some common ground. The Tovertafel has sparked conversations between the staff, residents, and with families. The fact that the Tovertafel has different levels also ensures that we are matching the abilities of our residents with the most suitable games. The Tovertafel is a multi-sensory and enjoyable tool that we will continue to use for years to come! I can’t wait to see what other games and options are released onto the Tovertafel in the future!
September 23, 2022
By Keltie Dewald, Director of Recreation, Mayfair Care Centre
We have a new resident whose primary language is Spanish and speaks limited English. One of my Rec Aides also speaks Spanish and she took her to the Tovertafel this morning to play a few of the games. The resident told her that she has felt very depressed since being here, but playing the games was the first time she felt happy. They played together for almost an hour! I was so happy to hear my Rec Aide tell me that story
July 28, 2022
By Stephanie
The Tovertafel has been a wonderful therapeutic programing devise that we will continue to use for years to come, it has provided many hours of joy for both residents and staff. We surveyed our care staff and 71% reported that they use the devise at least 2-3 times per shift with the residents. We also observed the residents while using the Tovertafel and noticed they were attentive and engaged 90% of the time, this has shown not only physical benefits but social and cognitive benefits as well.
January 26, 2022
By Anonymous
“I just wanted to let you know that the Tovertafel is a hit on Aspen so far! The residents seem to really enjoy using it and some residents that normally don’t engage in group activities have participated in the Tovertafel activities! Thanks for advocating for it =)”
January 13, 2022

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