2011 Galleries

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Galleries // 2011 Spark:Concept // Smart Squeeze

Smart Squeeze

Winner - Platinum

Competition: Spark:Concept
Designer: Lisa Fraser
Design Type: Product, Health
Company / Organization / School: Emily Carr University

One in every 91 children is diagnosed with autism. Smart Squeeze aims to improve the lives of teens with autism disorders by administering Deep Pressure Therapy. It uses air to provide pressure to the sides, back, and shoulders of the torso. The pressure can be easily adjusted to suit each individual user’s needs. Moreover, the pressure can be monitored through an LCD display on the pump so that user progress can be documented over time, which provides data that can contribute to future research and analysis.