The Protac Ball Blanket with Plastic Balls is a tranquillizing, sense-stimulating aid. This square-quilted duvet is filled with plastic balls and is designed to remedy physical and emotional uneasiness. The weight of the loose balls pressing at certain points on the body stimulates both the sensation of touch and the sense of muscle and joint. The many sensory impressions transmit inhibitory impulses to the central nervous system, thus increasing the sense of the body and its limits.
There are three versions of the Protac Ball Blanket, and each version comes with different types of balls: Plastic, polystyrene, or a combination of plastic and polystyrene. Compared to the other two versions, the Protac Ball Blanket with Plastic Balls provides the most weight and pressure, and thus the strongest stimulation of the sensory system. It is used by people who need as much stimulation as possible to sense their body and the borders of their body, including psychiatric patients, people affected by Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or autism, and patients with neurological disorders.
The Protac Ball Blanket has many possible applications. People can use it like an ordinary blanket and lie down on top of it, wrap up in it, or nest under it. The duration of use varies according to the individual’s need for sensory stimulation. So while some people might need to sleep with the Ball Blanket every night, others might just use it every now and then - whenever they need to calm down.
ACCESSORY: A Ball Blanket incontinence cover is also available in all sizes.
SIZES: Adult: Height: 6.6 feet (200 centimeters). Length: 4.6 feet (140 centimeters). Diameter of plastic ball: 1.9 inches (49 millimeters).
Junior: Height: 4.6 feet (140 centimeters). Length: 3.3 feet (100 centimeters). Diameter of plastic ball: 1.5 inches (37 millimeters).
Baby: Height: 3.3 feet (100 centimeters). Length: 2.2 feet (67 centimeters). Diameter of plastic ball: 1 inch (25 millimeters). Premature: Height: 2.2 feet (67 centimeters). 1.6 feet (50 centimeters). Diameter of plastic ball: 1 inch (25 millimeters).
WEIGHT:Adult size: 15.4 pounds (7 kilograms).
Junior Size: 7.7 pounds (3.5 kilograms).