Protac MyFit®
Vest - Child

Fabric Shown:
Black

Protac MyFit®

Vest - Child
Chest size 56-61cm

Protac MyFit® is a wearable, stimulating vest which is designed for children impacted by mental and physical unrest, and will help them to stay calm, concentrate and access learning

 

Suitable for:

The Protac MyFit® is ideally suited to children who are affected by feelings of insecurity, difficulty concentrating or poor body awareness. It stimulates the sense of touch of the wearer and their awareness of muscle and joint positions. It provides a comfortable and snug fit against the body and the weight and pressure it applies creates a distinct awareness of the body. This awareness alleviates anxiety and stress and helps to deal with hyperactivity.

 

Design and colours:

The elasticated material of the Protac MyFit® was chosen for the way in which it fits closely to the body of the wearer. The filling of the vest consists of plastic balls which are distributed along channels on the front and back, and the size and weight of the vest as a whole can be adapted according to criteria such as the age, weight and chest size of the wearer and the degree of sensory stimulation needed.  The full benefit of the sensory stimulation offered by the vest is achieved when it fits as closely to the body as possible, and adjustable laces at the back and side of each vest can be used to either tighten or extend the vest in order to achieve the optimum fit. For safety reasons, these laces are placed on the inner side of the vest.

The Protac MyFit® is available in a single colour and a wide range of sizes, and the balls used for the filling are a combination of 25mm and 38mm.

About

The Protac MyFit® makes it easier for children who are physically or mentally challenged to cope with the pressures of day to day living. The user can choose how long they want to wear the vest for, and its effects will last throughout the period. As well as a zip fastener the vest has laces which allow the tightness to be adjusted to exactly suit the degree of sensory stimulation desired by the individual wearing it, and these laces are positioned on the inside to prevent any risk of them catching or snagging while a child is playing. The Protac MyFit®    helps to cut aggression, anxiety and self-harming behaviour which benefits both the wearer and the people surrounding them.

The Protac MyFit®  is available in a range of sizes and models and the size of the balls inside the vest – and therefore the overall weight of the vest – can be tailored to suit each individual. In simple terms, a heavier vest offers more stimulation. Users can access Youth and Adults in the menu options to find the larger sizes available.

Increase Calm and Boost Concentration

The Protac MyFit®  offers genuine benefits to children and adults who have issues with concentration or other learning difficulties. Children are able to wear the vest during lessons, and can keep it on when playing if they otherwise find it difficult to interact without the help of an adult. Pre-school children can wear the vest during group activities or when eating or playing. Adults who find it difficult to concentrate can benefit from wearing a Protac MyFit® when engaged in reading, working at a computer or accessing education.

Individual who are being treated for brain damage may experience difficulty with body stability and balance, and the Protac MyFit® can help to improve both of these.

Medical conditions:

Physical unrest among children

12-year old boy.

 

A sense-stimulating aid: Protac MyFit
Observed effect: "He uses the vest at times when he feels restless and irritable. It's clear that the weight and the balls calm him down and help him to better notice himself".

 

7-year old boy.

 

A sense-stimulating aid: Protac MyFit
Observed effect: "When we got to borrow the vest for a weekend, the whole weekend was completely different and peacefully for all of us, and the vest is definitely the explanation for it".

 

11-year old boy with physical unrest.

 

A sense-stimulating aid: Protac MyFit
Observed effect: "I like having it on—it feels like someone is hugging you, but you can't have that all the time"!

 

7-year old boy with severe physical unrest, delayed motor skills development and very easily distracted.

 

 

A sense-stimulating aid: Protac MyFit
Observed effect: One occupational therapist says: "He's learned to ride a bike, among other things, because as he says: I can control my body better when I wear the Batman vest".

 

6-year old, restless boy.

 

 

A sense-stimulating aid: Protac MyFit
Observed effect: The occupational therapist says: "He thinks it's easier to sit still in his year 0 class when he wears the vest".

 

14-year old boy with ADHD.

 

A sense-stimulating aid: Protac MyFit

Observed effect: His parents say: "Peter wears the best at times when he feels restless and irritable. It's clear that the weight and the material calm him down so that he can better notice himself. I think that he has the same feeling what he's tucked in with his ball blanket".

 

Visually impaired children, ages 2-5.

 

A sense-stimulating aid: Protac MyFit
Observed effect: 
An occupational therapist at the school that the children go to says: "We use the vest for sensory-motor testing and many children would rather not take off the vest. They look so delighted and feel comfortable with it on".

Recommended by

Protac MyFit® is also used by therapists and specialists as an aid for sensory integration therapy and motor skill training for balance and coordination.

The vest is also used fro children and adults who find it difficult to work together, collect their thoughts and concentrate, for example during cognitive training, speech therapy or ADL training.

Specifications

Protac MyFit® is available in 1 colour. Protac MyFit® is available in several sizes and models according to chest size and stimulation needs. The larger the balls and heavier the vest, the stronger the stimulation. Larger sizes can be found under the menu option Youth and Adults and special model.

Colours available: