Mather Lifeways has returned to the throne in the McKnight’s Tech Awards competition, winning Gold once again, this time in the High Tech/High Touch category.
The Evanston, IL-based organization earned the Gold Award in the Quality category in 2012 and Silver in the Dignity category in 2015.
For its most recent win, Mather introduced “talking pen” technology in 2015, including Mantra Lingua Penpal, Pen Friend and Livescribe Echo pens, as an asset to its art therapy program. After residents create their art, they can speak a story, memory or song in response to their artwork. The pen will play back audio content when touched, which allows staff, visitors and family to hear the story behind the art.