Deep Pressure Therapy was Designed to Simulate a Hug For Autistic Kids

By: Christopher DeLuca - Published: Jun 3, 2011 • References: therapeuticsystems and psfk
Deep Pressure Therapy is a jacket that was developed to offer "non-invasive sensory stimulation" to kids afflicted with autism. The jacket mimics that sensation of a hug and is unlike other jackets that strive to do the same thing, the Deep Pressure Therapy jacket has weight distributed over its entire surface (as opposed to simply the chest and shoulder areas).

The Deep Pressure Therapy jackets mark a step forward for the treatment for autistic kids. For adults, the jackets comes in a black inflatable vest in different sizes. The jacket represents the application of design thinking to alleviate the pain of a contemporary malady. Phenomenal design.