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BearHug is a non-medicinal therapeutic garment to treat anxiety for children and teens with Sensory Processing Disorders such as Autism. It safely delivers Deep Pressure Therapy using air, and inflates via teddybear pump. Pressure is needed for calming and desensitizing, and results in reduced tantrums and self-injury behavior, and helps in completion of daily tasks, and social interaction. BearHug promotes independence through self control, provides a dignified, socially acceptable and stylish solution, and can be worn almost anywhere and used when needed. Pressure is adjustable and vest can be customized to meet additional sensory needs.
Emily Carr University of Art and Design
Industrial Design Department
Surrey, BC, Canada