Patent for ‘snug vest’ aiming to help those with autism and sensory processing disorders
Students with autism and anxiety in the US and Canada will be able to pursue a proper education and therapy with the help of the Snug Vest – a specially designed inflatable garment by Wearable Therapeutics – which employs the ‘Deep Pressure Therapy’ technique that helps children and adults who are in need of constant pressure to achieve daily tasks with ease.
Wearable Therapeutics founder and CEO, Lisa Fraser sees a bright future for students with special needs who are in constant need of comfort and security in order to focus and succeed in their education. Fraser was inspired by her work with autistic students, later inventing the product filed for a patent entitled “Inflatable Wearable Deep Pressure Therapy Systems” (US 9320674), seeing a huge demand in the market.
The Snug Vest incorporates an inflatable air bladder which creates even pressure distribution and simulates a “firm hug” that triggers the parasympathetic nervous system and decreases cortisol and adrenalin, which are indicators of stress that induce a calming and relaxing effect. The pressure generated by inflating the vest helps relieve anxiety and manages stress among families suffering from autism, mental health and neurodevelopmental challenges.
The company is now poised for an immense growth of the Snug Vest brand with the product receiving its first technology patent, and has secured large US resellers and partnerships in the education industry.
Snug Vest has been awarded with the Red Dot Product Design Award in 2014 and the Mom’s Choice Award. It was also recently a finalist for the Medical Design Excellence Award.
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