Sensory stimulation play centre

Project  / Project number: 287 2004  /  Status:

The challenge

Sensory stimulation play centreFollowing meningitis this four year old lad was totally inactive and almost completely unaware of his surroundings. The communications teacher at his school asked for this play centre which is larger than the type supplied commercially. The baubles also had to be illuminated.

The case is made from 10mm MDF and a small bank of ultra bright 12 volt LEDs at each side illuminate the baubles. A polycarbonate cover protects the LEDs from inside.

After a few days of intermittent use the child was ‘playing’ with the baubles and even raising himself slightly to touch one against his forehead.