Hapsi is a group of forms resulting from the first phase of research on tactile-visual perception. The elements may exist as... Read More
Hapsi is a group of forms resulting from the first phase of research on tactile-visual perception. The elements may exist as alternative therapeutic aids combining sensory deficit therapy with therapy through art. Hapsi were designed mainly for people on the autism spectrum.
During the design process, the main assumption was to create an object that would not evoke any associations with therapy, but have an artistic overtone. Objects can be viewed as sculptural forms on the border of haptic art. The resulting structures bring to mind folk art and nature, as some of them were inspired by the form of a coral.
The group is divided info: organic forms and wooden rollers. They differ in use, which is why their apparance is so different.
Second group I present here are wooden rollers enclosed in a circular base. The rollers have a variety of structures. The cuts, dimples, curves cause different tactile sensations. During therapy, they can be selected by dividing them into a group of the ones which are pleasant to touch and the unpleasant ones. This will allow the therapist to define the patient's needs. The entire wheel can be rotated, so the user can spin while sitting or exercise balance while standing on the wheel. The rollers embedded in the form rotate while moving the hand or foot. Therefore, this form can additionally massage or stimulate our limbs.
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