Protac SensOn® is a sensory stimulating collar that helps you to relax.
The weight and the sensory stimulation provided by the small beads lowers the shoulders and naturally relaxes the neck. The effect can be compared to a pair of calming, firm hands placed upon your shoulders. The collar is discrete to use, can ease anxiety and provide improved body awareness. It promotes wellbeing, peace of mind and can improve concentration and learning capacity.
Purpose of product
Can ease anxiety and provide improved body awareness. It promotes wellbeing, peace of mind and can improve concentration and learning capacity.
Can be used by users in age groups from around 10-years-old children, teenagers, adults and elderly people suffering from e.g. physical and psychological restlessness, sensory disturbances, difficulties with concentration and learning difficulties, dementia, stress, brain damage, ADHD, autism and other psychiatric diagnoses.
Impact for citizen
- Will have a calming and positive effect on the user – helping the user to focus, relax and have an improved body awareness.
- Provides a feeling of comfort and safety and strengthens the concentration for people suffering from stress, anxiety, ADHD, autism etc.
- Reduces motor and psychical unrest and strengthens concentration for people with psychical disorders
- Sensory stimulation for people suffering from dementia and brain damage
Impact for staff
It has been documented that sensory stimulating helping aids can reduce motor and psychical unrest end de-escalate conflicts- In this way, the collar can improve the working environment with less conflicts and a more positive atmosphere and with calm and happy users.
A positive working environment with less conflicts, reduced use of forced medication and restraints will give a positive economic effect.
Cost of product
3,250 DKK (+ VAT).
Life expectancy of product
Approx. five years.
Other costs of acquisition and setup
Expected annual costs
Can be washed in a regular washing machine and will benefit from regular airing. No other extra costs.
Is the product for personal use or can it be used by (how) many people?
The collar can be used by several users without individual adaptation.
Is the product intended for training purposes?
Not particularly, but it can be used to prepare the user for training.
How much time is needed for the user or staff to get to know how to use of the product?
A short introduction is sufficient – the collar is self-explanatory and very intuitive to use.
Has the product been presented before at other exhibitions or venues?
Yes – at Health & Rehab 2018.
Experiences from practice
The collar has been tested at several different institutions and bought by e.g. Næstved and Lemvig Kommune
- Alzheimer’s disease
- 78-year-old woman, very agitated, often wan¬ders around the hallways. She is not able to settle down and sit still. She is very fond of old Danish movies and she can be guided to watch a movie, but gets up after a short while and continues to wander around. She tried the collar, which she found both pleasant and comfortable to wear. The staff sat beside her for the first 5 minutes, and afterwards she remained seated for an hour and watched the movie alone.
- Brain damage
- A 7-year-old boy with congenital brain damage – and many of involuntary movements and difficulties in concentrating. The boy tried the collar while doing some maths exercises, and his regular teacher noticed that there was a rapid and pronounced change, and that the boy sat unusually still. “I can see it in his eyes, because they are not wandering. He is focused on his maths exercises and not on the other pupils in the class, which is normally a big problem”. When taking off the collar, the boy said ”Could you please come back with the collar?
- Traumatic head injury
- 30-year-old man with a major traumatic brain injury. He tried the collar while eating. The staff observed that he became more tranquil when he used the collar. It had a calming effect on his sta¬tic tremor and tendency to be verbally repetitive.
- 52-year-old woman with neurological damage, resulting in severe cognitive difficulties. She has tried the collar during social gatherings in the coffee room at her care facility. The staff obser-ved that she was more calm and that it improved her ability to socialize. She said several times that she thought the collar was nice-looking and comfortable to wear.