Bankinter presents its “Adaptative” project at the National Hospital for Paraplegics in Toledo.
The Bank is making the most advanced technological rehabilitation and online training equipment available to patients of the hospital.
The launch ceremony was attended by the Bank's Chairman, Pedro Guerrero, and the President of Castile-La Mancha, María Dolores de Cospedal.
Earlier today, Bankinter presented its 'Adaptive' project at the National Hospital for Paraplegics in Toledo. The project is the result of a collaboration agreement that the two institutions have had for some time. The project was presented in a ceremony attended by Pedro Guerrero, Chairman of Bankinter, the President of Castile-La Mancha, María Dolores de Cospedal, the Counsellor for Health and Social Affairs of the Regional Government of Castile-La Mancha, José Ignacio Echániz and the Manager of the hospital, Francisco Marí.
Through its 'Adaptative' project, Bankinter provides patients of the hospital with the most advanced technological rehabilitation and online training equipment for persons with disabilities. Notable examples of the equipment include the eye tracking system (replacing the standard mouse), a latest-generation digital blackboard, high-end tablets adapted to the eye tracking system, and a high definition conference system.
The project has four different areas: the training room, (a place designed for patients to be able to take regulated training classes from primary school to university, thanks to a combination of technology and itinerant teachers); the rehabilitation room, where technological adaptation starts, guided individually for each patient; the library, where a video-conference system has been installed; and the Bankinter Cyber Classroom, which has workstations that can be used either for group training activities or individually.
The equipment installed in the various facilities of the Hospital are the result of research work carried out by Bankinter's technological subsidiary Gneis Global Services, which analysed the main needs of patients at this centre as regards interacting normally with the digital world. In this way we facilitate their rehabilitation and extend their opportunities for training and leisure.
During the presentation of the project, Pedro Guerrero, the Chairman of Bankinter, underlined the Bank's commitment to promoting accessibility: 'Our experience as a pioneering bank in accessible products and services convinces us that innovation and new technologies are two factors that help to bring down barriers. It is of vital importance to promote projects that facilitate technological activity for these people, in a world in which increasingly, we all conduct our relations by virtual means'.
Bankinter is a benchmark institution in the financial market, thanks to its advanced technological development, a clear commitment to innovation and the use of alternative channels in its dealings with customers. The Bank is also a benchmark in the field of corporate social responsibility, especially for the development of financial accessibility projects for persons with disabilities, which have made Bankinter 'A bank for all'.