Product & Structural Design
Edinburgh Napier University
Buddy is a therapy product for Autistic children who experience Sensory Overload. Sensory Overload is when an autistic person experiences too much sensory information at one time, causing them to go into a state of meltdown.
To calm down, autistic children are taken to a room called the sensory room. The sensory room consists of therapy tools like vibrating floors, lights etc.
The primary function of Buddy is to bring the sensory room to the user rather than vice versa. Buddy is portable and can fit in the user’s pocket, so they can remain ‘calm on the go’, helping integrate them into society.