Sensory disorders characterise 90% of individuals with an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD); however, each individual is unique. Hoyo is an innovative product that fits the single sensory profile of the child. The device provides complex sensorial stimulation to the trunk of the user’s body thanks to a series of inflatable bladders. To do so, Hoyo features shape memory alloys (SMAs), which provide a compact, lightweight, and silent system. Indeed, such properties are all essential characteristics for a product dedicated to ASD. Therapists can program the system to adapt Hoyo to the child’s needs rather than asking the child to accommodate an existing product. Being able to release the tension caused by an over-stimulating environment is the first step towards achieving a higher level of inclusion in the educational system.

Hoyo – Shape Memory Alloys enable a new way to approach the treatment of the Autism Spectrum Disorder

De Nardi, Alice;Marinelli, Andrea;Papile, Flavia;Del Curto, Barbara
2022

Abstract

Sensory disorders characterise 90% of individuals with an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD); however, each individual is unique. Hoyo is an innovative product that fits the single sensory profile of the child. The device provides complex sensorial stimulation to the trunk of the user’s body thanks to a series of inflatable bladders. To do so, Hoyo features shape memory alloys (SMAs), which provide a compact, lightweight, and silent system. Indeed, such properties are all essential characteristics for a product dedicated to ASD. Therapists can program the system to adapt Hoyo to the child’s needs rather than asking the child to accommodate an existing product. Being able to release the tension caused by an over-stimulating environment is the first step towards achieving a higher level of inclusion in the educational system.
Intelligent Human Systems Integration (IHSI 2022): Integrating People and Intelligent Systems
9781792389887
Industrial Design, Shape Memory Alloys, Human-centred Design, Human-systems Integration, Autistic Spectrum Disorder
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