National Star learners are the first in the UK to trial Sesame – the world’s first completely touch–free smartphone.
Sesame works by tracking head movements using the camera on the phone. These tracked movements control a cursor on the screen, similar to a cursor on a computer. It includes all features that are available on a touch screen, including making calls, texting, emailing and browsing the internet. Voice control is integrated so that the phone is hands–free. To turn the phone on, just say ‘Open Sesame’ and it will start tracking you.
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Protecting the health of National Star students and residents
To protect the health of our residential students and long-term residents, National Star is limiting access to some of its facilities. This applies to National Star, Ullenwood, Foundation House and Elizabeth House in Gloucester, Bradbury Gardens in Cheltenham, Matrixcare in Malvern and Ledbury Road, Hereford.
These sites are now considered ‘self-isolating’ households. This is a precautionary measure taking into consideration the latest Government advice around ‘at risk’ groups self-isolating for 12 weeks. Only staff, visiting professionals and close family members will be granted access. Stringent infection control measures are in place in order to enable this reduced access to continue.