People with autism or other chronic diseases generally are prone to sensory physical and disorders. They are particularly sensitive or insensitive to light, col-our, sound, touch, etc. and hence, their daily lives are greatly affected. Realising that good designs help improve lives, Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) students join hands with special needs members and occupational therapists from St. James' Settlement to co-design and co-create several innovative and appealing furniture and healthcare equipment to bring positive life changes.
Facing challenges to stay focused is a prominent symptom of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This wobble chair series is specially de-signed for people with ADHD and/or autism. The seat plates can be rotated 360 degrees to satisfy their desire for movements. Composed with a high-density iron base, dynamic load-bearing spring and bouncy sponge seat pad, each chair is strongly supportive thus suitable for everyone – males or females, juniors or seniors, the special and the normal. When a users move back and forth on the sofa, one's vestibular system is being trained, which helps improve the user’s balance and allows them to stay focused.