An inflatable vest designed to make people feel like they are being hugged could help autistic people stay calm in stressful situations.
The £245 Squease jackets could also calm screaming babies, and are inflated by pressing a pressure bulb in the lining.
The jackets are available as a hooded top, or as a bulletproof-vest-esque top to be worn under clothing.
‘Squease is an inflatable pressure vest that is hidden away inside a hooded top. No weights are used; hug-like pressure is applied to to the upper body simply by inflating the vest with air,’ say its designers.
650,000 people in the UK suffer from autistic spectrum disorders.
Sufferers can panic when in situations where they might be overwhelmed by senses such as sound and smells.
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