A man with multiple sclerosis and sleeping problems due to spasticity.

He has tactile problems and is so sensitive to being touched that he cannot wear clothing that covers his arms. 

A sense-stimulating aid: Protac Ball Blanket

Observed effect: The ball blanket helps with the man's spasticity and the strong sensory stimulation has meant that he can now dress normally again. He uses the ball blanket as needed—usually a few times a week. 



35-year old woman with multiple sclerosis.
She is extremely bothered by strong spasticity in both legs. 

She is affected by sensory disturbances—both as surface and depth sensitivity. She has ataxia in her right arm and pain and severe restlessness.
Her legs are restrained at night so that her severe spasms do not do harm to her. She is unable to turn over in bed and wakes up four to five times through the course of the night. Her sensory disturbances are severe and the woman has problems handling tools which she often drops out of her hands. Her ataxia heightens her physical and mental unrest.

A sense-stimulating aid: Protac Ball Blanket

Observed effect:  The woman is introduced to the ball blanket over a 14-day period and uses it for two hours at a time or otherwise all through the night. Now she is able to turn over in bed and can avoid restraining her legs to get better sleep at night. After 14 days, she is better at holding a toothbrush and eating utensils. She has a better feel for her hands. She has fewer ataxic disturbances for up to an hour after using the ball blanket. 



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Protac design, develops and manufactures a variety of unique sensory integration products that serve the need of people with physical disabilities and sensory impairments.

 

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