The jacket that hugs children with autismby Beatrice Credi - 2015.02.17
It’s acknowledged that, for certain disorders, physical contact is better than medicine. And there are an increasing number of technology solutions on the market that try to simulate contact, such as the T.Jacket: a jacket that gives its wearer a hug. Originally designed for children with autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the special jacket can help all people with severe anxiety and stress: from adults with Alzheimer’s to those who suffer from sensory processing disorder (SPD) or post-traumatic stress disorder. It works in a simple and discreet way with an app that can adjust intensity, duration and pressure, using airbags inside the garment that swell with air. The wearer can save all their data on the cloud so it’s always accessible on their smartphone or tablet, allowing them to monitor use and potential progress. T.Jacket is also light and easy to wear at home or outside, without attracting any unwanted attention.