2017 / Design For Society / Design for Society / Professional

Autism Sensory Reset Pod

  • Prizes
    Silver in Design for Society/Design for Society
  • Company
    Cambridge Design Technology Limited, United Kingdom
  • Lead Designer
    Jon Plumb
  • Design Team
    Peter Limb
  • Client
    Autism Rolo
  • Project Link

Design and conceptualization of a sensory
reset pod to allow people living with Autism
to take time out in busy, hectic situations.
The pod allows the user to sit in an enclosed
space, and control light intensity, light
color, ventilation and temperature, and either
use relaxation audio. In the event that a user
in the OCD autism spectrum uses the pod, a 3mm
jack socket allows them to use their own
headphones, and provides sanitation alcohol
wipes to cleanse the wipe clean GRP and vinyl
surfaces. The unit has its own lighting, audio
and ventilation services under the seat,
accessible by a service panel on the rear. The
unit is mounted on 4 heavy duty castors to
allow the operator to move the unit from
varying locations. Power supply would either
be by fixed electricity hook up (e.g. in a
shopping mall) or via a generator for outdoor
festivals. The unit has been designed to fit
on a standard trailer capable of being towed
by any small vehicle upwards.

Cambridge Design Technology is an innovative and creative company that provides product design and technology development services to medical, scientific, technology and industrial companies that require commercial success from their development.

Benefits of these services are validated confidence in the development from start to finish, allowing our clients to satisfy their requirement for optimum design to meet their market and end user requirements.

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