M.I.L.E. is Experias unique Multisensory Interactive Learning Environment and is a multisensory learning experience which can be customized to the needs of the individual regardless of age or ability. The M.I.L.E. makes learning more engaging as it combines light, sound, video, vibration, moving air, different aromas, and even atmospheric conditions and it also Integrates easily with new or existing components from Experias IRiS range.
M.I.L.E. is the ultimate in Sensory rooms and is unique and completely versatile. The M.I.L.E. can be used in a special needs environment to create a relaxing and calming environment for users with soothing lights and calm music or it can be used as an interactive stimulating tool. The M.I.L.E. is totally interactive and allows the user to decide what images are shown or what light smells or colors to select. It also functions with a range of highly sensitive switches which can be controlled in a number of ways so it is ideal for users with poor body movement. For example for a user who only has limited head movement, the lightweight small switches can be attached to a head brace allowing the user to control the M.I.L.E. using just a tiny head movement.
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The M.I.L.E. can be a really important tool for people with acute special needs who, in their everyday lives, rely on other people to do things for them. But with the M.I.L.E. if only for the few minutes that they interact with it they can be independent choosing what they want to see and change and for this kind of user that is a truly special and magical experience. Each M.I.L.E. scenario can be designed to suit an individual and help develop skills including cause and effect, color, number and shape recognition along with gross and fine motor skills.
"The M.I.L.E. provides a great opportunity for them to learn through a sensory experience" - Andy Sloan Rosehill School
The M.I.L.E. is also great in mainstream schools. It encourages teachers to be more creative with their lessons bringing the information alive rather than simply reading from a text book. For example if you are teaching about history the M.I.L.E. can be used to take the pupils back in time to the wild west with the smell of gun smoke the sight of the Pony Express and the noise of a horse's hooves galloping whilst showing videos of what it was really like back then.
The M.I.L.E. can be used as an aide to teach literacy numeracy geography and history. Any theme or subject can be created with the M.I.L.E. the only limitation is your imagination and the fact that the M.I.L.E. is totally interactive it draws in the user and makes them truly part of the experience.
"The M.I.L.E. is excellent because you can create environments and make them information based" - Jackie Tiff, Castle Wood School
The M.I.L.E. was created following an intensive two-year development program and the incredible power and flexibility of the system is only made possible by the strength of the software built to drive it. Designed and written specifically for the system with teachers and care givers in mind, the IRiS Room Director software ensures the M.I.L.E. is used to its full potential using our wireless IRiS products.
The software is based on drag and drop to allow easy creation of scenarios which can be tailored to every subject, theme or story. You are in complete control of the scenario you want to create. A large range of media can also be easily integrated into to the system at the click of a mouse from film clips, photographs, and pictures to text and visualizations as well as existing Microsoft PowerPoint and Opus presentations.
The only limitation is your imagination!
Every M.I.L.E. room is uniquely designed based on your room dimensions and requirements. For more information on the M.I.L.E. creation process check out these short videos!
Create your own M.I.L.E. today by calling Experia USA at 1-800-882-4045 or email us.