Hester Anderiesen – Le Riche is the CEO and founder of Tover, the healthcare technology company creating a more caring and inclusive world for people with cognitive challenges, including dementia.
Combining Industrial Design Engineering with Clinical Psychology during her PhD at the Delft University of Technology, Hester explored and developed how games and ‘purposeful play’ could help people living with dementia. Her discoveries began the journey to her creation of the pioneering cognitive stimulation system – the Tovertafel. The Tovertafel uses pioneering play technology to provide vital cognitive stimulation for people living with dementia and other cognitive challenges, to reduce apathy, improve quality of life and create moments of joy.
Since then, Tover has gone from strength to strength, working together with care professionals across the world to provide care that is designed with a proven track record of positively influencing quality of life and creating memorable moments. Hester’s mission to have 30 million people per day playing with the Tovertafel in care and education settings is well underway and she continues to design warm technology specially adapted for people with dementia and those with learning disabilities.
Le Riche’s ultimate mission is to have 30 million people per day playing with the Tovertafel in care and education.