To help parents to create connection with their children that have autism, Kenneth Tay has designed Synchrony. It’s a music therapy platform where both parents and children are able to develop intimacy while understanding each other through improvised music play. Synchrony has been designed to emit harmonious sound regardless musical ability, thus, making this device a platform that both parties enjoy during music making process. Parents and children can both coexist in a shared space where they communicate non-verbally through music, connecting in interpersonal play while working towards therapeutic goals.
It’s been known that parents with autistic children also go through an equally tough time as well, this condition can trigger stress, frustration, and social pressure.
Designer : Kenneth Tay
Synchrony features soft, press-able silicone skin that responses to user’s touch, it produces volume and resonance based on the pressure applied and duration pressed. It works by reducing tactile defensiveness or hypersensitivity to touch/tactile in put in the child by incorporating touch into structural framework of music creation. This exciting multi-sensory experience helps to organize child’s sensory information toward functionality adaptive interpretations. This musical device also connects to your smartphone app through low-energy Bluetooth connection, it allows parents, therapist, or children to toggle between a selection of sounds to suit their mood. This means, you can record play sessions to facilitate goal coordination between parents and therapist.
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