BearHug

Silver
2012

BearHug is an inflatable vest to provide deep pressure therapy to children with autism. Many children with autism become overwhelmed by their environments. Firm pressure to the torso helps to regulate the sensory system to relieve anxiety and symptoms such as tantrums, self-injury and repetitive behaviors. BearHug provides a stylish solution that promotes independence and integration with users’ peers.

Credits: Emily Carr University of Art & Design and Lisa Fraser
Contact: Lisa Fraser: lisa.fraser3@gmail.com