Monthly Archives: October 2012

‘The Diving Bell and the Butterfly’

In the process of understanding Stroke and brain injury – I researched positive stories and memoirs of people living with the condition. The first person I heard about was Jean-Dominique Bauby, french editor of the Magazine Elle – who got

‘The Diving Bell and the Butterfly’

In the process of understanding Stroke and brain injury – I researched positive stories and memoirs of people living with the condition. The first person I heard about was Jean-Dominique Bauby, french editor of the Magazine Elle – who got

Hanne Pallesen’s PhD Thesis ‘Five years after stroke – from sickness to handicap’ 2011

The thesis was a very important inspiration throughout the MA Design project and creation of Happy Help.   The link is for the Danish version, for the summary written in English go to page 87

Hanne Pallesen’s PhD Thesis ‘Five years after stroke – from sickness to handicap’ 2011

The thesis was a very important inspiration throughout the MA Design project and creation of Happy Help.   The link is for the Danish version, for the summary written in English go to page 87

Research into early muscle activation in hand and fingers after a stroke;

Ryerson, Doctor of Science and Physio Therapist, has specialized in post-stroke recovery for more than 40 years with a special interest in rehab for arms http://www.webmd.com/stroke/features/arm-and-hand-exercises-for-stroke-rehab Key elements: ‘Recent research shows that the brain is amazingly resilient and capable of

Research into early muscle activation in hand and fingers after a stroke;

Ryerson, Doctor of Science and Physio Therapist, has specialized in post-stroke recovery for more than 40 years with a special interest in rehab for arms http://www.webmd.com/stroke/features/arm-and-hand-exercises-for-stroke-rehab Key elements: ‘Recent research shows that the brain is amazingly resilient and capable of

How to understand Hemiplegia – Experience based problem solving

How to understand Hemiplegia - Experience based problem solving

To understand the lack of ability to open a hand, after a stroke, called Hemiplegia, a glove is designed.

Wearing the glove makes you less flexible in your hand and unable to control your hand and fingers. Testing the glove, experiencing Hemiplegia, without opening your fist, forces the hand into hand spasms.

How to understand Hemiplegia – Experience based problem solving

How to understand Hemiplegia - Experience based problem solving

To understand the lack of ability to open a hand, after a stroke, called Hemiplegia, a glove is designed.

Wearing the glove makes you less flexible in your hand and unable to control your hand and fingers. Testing the glove, experiencing Hemiplegia, without opening your fist, forces the hand into hand spasms.

Testing Happy Touch®

Testing Happy Touch®

Testing the product Happy Touch® with psychotherapist concluding that Happy Touch® is psychodynamic…

Testing the product Happy Touch with a psychotherapist suggest that Happy Touch is psychodynamic…

Next step is testing Happy Touch in psychiatry environments and units to validate Happy Touch as a tool used for beneficials treatments!

Testing Happy Touch®

Testing Happy Touch®

Testing the product Happy Touch® with psychotherapist concluding that Happy Touch® is psychodynamic…

Testing the product Happy Touch with a psychotherapist suggest that Happy Touch is psychodynamic…

Next step is testing Happy Touch in psychiatry environments and units to validate Happy Touch as a tool used for beneficials treatments!

Next step

In the process of validating the function of Happy Touch – prototypes are being made for user testing into people with special needs. Images from the processes will be posted shortly!  

Next step

In the process of validating the function of Happy Touch – prototypes are being made for user testing into people with special needs. Images from the processes will be posted shortly!