Outdoor rehabilitation

It is no news that it is healthy for us to spend time outside. Fresh air, sunshine - and the sky is the only limit represent happiness, de-stressing and freedom for most of us and it has positive side effects both physically and mentally. Research documents that even short term stays in the nature changes the brain and have a measurable and positive effect on negative thoughts. (Gregory Bratman, Stanford University). A Danish scientist and professor, Peter Qvortrup Geisling says, Fundamentally, the human being is meant to live in the nature. By being outside, we give the brain a break because the green nature recharges the parts of the brain, that works very hard all day. (“Nature as a prescription – your mental health is right outside”).

For some people with a sensory or a psychiatric disorder, it can be overwhelming to come outside. The many possibilities can make it difficult to choose what to do – especially if you do not want to or are not able to be physically active. Especially for them, the Protac SenSit® Nature provide a safe and clearly marked zone and can help them to better organize the many sensory input from the nature. For others, the sensory stimulating chair can be used as a comfortable outdoor chair.

Children group with socio-emotional challenges

The children quickly established a cozy space around the Protac SenSit® chair, which was explored and tried out with curiosity by all the children. They found it comfortable to sit in either alone or with their best friend. Even the most restless children calmed down in the chair and enjoyed being cuddled with its wings around them. The chair allowed them to have a gathering place and a steady, safe, base outdoors.

Psychiatric unit for adults

“From our viewpoint as staff, the Protac SenSit® ball chair  allows that we can have good conversations with the patients outside when they sit in the chair and become peaceful. We experience that the chair is recognizable to the girls and that they are comfortable with it. The chair creates a greater atmosphere of "coziness" than the department's other outdoor furniture. "

Woman with dementia

An elderly woman wants to be outside and participate in social gatherings but tends to be restless and to become overstimulated during group activities. "Ah - that feels really great", says Ingrid, after she sits down in the Protac SenSit® Nature, which is located on the terrace. She finds a magazine and reads intently. After 45 minutes she gets up, goes indoors and is both happy and at ease for the rest of the day. Since then, she has independently sought out and used the ball chair many times with the same positive result.

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