Product category: Seats, cushions, mouldes seats and accessories for kids, Snoezel equipment
0,5 kg Protac Ball Blanket Classic - preemie
Ball blanket for premature babies with restlessness and sleeping problems, sensory disturbances or motor difficulties.
Children that are born prematurely leave their mother's womb too early. We begin to develop the muscle and joint position senses (the proprioceptive sense) and the sense of touch (the tactile sense) inside the womb, and these are the two senses that together help let us know the limits of our bodies. When a child leaves its mother's womb too early, the child may not have developed the two senses that a full-term baby would normally have developed. As a result, some children may have difficulty calming down, while others may experience slow motor skills development. The ball blanket can be used to effectively help a child develop—or stimulate— these two senses, as the weight of the blanket and the balls inside act to stimulate the child's sense of touch and the muscle and joint position senses, thereby helping the child to better "notice" themselves, and in this way calm down.
The Protac Ball Blanket stimulates the sense of touch as well as the muscle and joint position senses, promoting calmness and creating a sense of security in infants with mental and physical unrest. It helps improve body awareness, helps the user fall asleep faster and promotes better, uninterrupted sleep.
Product category: Seats, cushions, mouldes seats and accessories for kids, Positioning aids
Protac SenSit standard - dark grey
Sense-stimulating easy chair for children and adults with mental and physical unrest.
Protac SenSit is a chair used for stimulating the sensory system. The chair's mouldable, sense-stimulating ball filling inside the seat, back and side flaps makes the user feel comfortable in sitting and reclining positions. The balls stimulate the body's sense of touch as well as the muscle and joint position senses, and the weight and pressure of the balls increase body awareness and promote calmness. With its four side flaps, the chair hugs the body closely, giving the user a feeling of safety and security.
Product category: Seats, cushions, mouldes seats and accessories for kids, Therapy systems for kids, Accessories for occupational therapy, Positioning aids
Protac Ball Cushion for high chairs small seat 25 mm balls
Sense-stimulating seat cushion for young children who have difficulty sitting still and concentrating.
The Protac Ball Cushion is a seat cushion filled with plastic balls and is used for children and adults who feel restless. It helps improve body awareness, alleviates uneasiness and hyperactivity and promotes concentration and learning.
Protac is a Danish manufacturer of sensory stimulation products. We serve private people, municipalities, regions and state institutions. In Denmark we sell our products directly. Outside Denmark we are represented in 20 countries through a number of local distributors.
Our product range covers blankets, vests, cushions, chairs & poufs, mattrasses, knee blankets and footstools - all designed as aids to people with physical disabilities and sensory impairments.
The name and brand Protac refers to the two senses, which the products work with. They are the muscle-joint sense (proprioceptive sense) and the sense of touch (tactile sense).
A good idea turns into a business concept and a well-run company. Protac A/S was founded by Occupational Therapist Pia Christiansen and her colleague back in 1994. In 1990 Pia continued her education, training sensory integration at the University of California and at the A. Jean Ayres clinic in Los Angeles. Returning to her work place in Denmark, the Psyciatric Hospital Risskov near Aarhus, she wanted to use the theories and experiences from the clinical work with children suffering from motor restlessness. A restlessness which Pia also observed with the patients in the Psychiatric Hospital.
In USA the treatment of children was based on play and included the ball pits, known from theme parks. Play in ball pits stimulates the senses, but it was not possible to get psychiatric patients to jump into ball pits. Instead Pia and her colleagues designed a blanket containing plastic balls. The weight and deep evenly pressure of the balls in the blanket stimulated the senses and provided a sense of security and calm. The ball blanket was well received by the patients, who experienced a better calmness in their body and a deeper and better sleep. Soon the ball blanket was in demand by patients leaving the hospital and the foundation for Protac was laid.
The first ball blankets were sewn at the dining table in her private home, but the rumour of the ball blanket quickly spread. Since then Pia has cooperated with therapists, employees and users to develop a range of unique products with plastic balls, based on the theories of sensory integration. The purpose is to design high quality aids, which serve the need of people with motor restlessness and sensory impairments. The aids are distinguished by their user-friendly and modern design. Today Protac products are sold through a network of distributors in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. ".