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3 Must Read Sensory News Stories

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We like to keep you up to date with the latest sensory products and services. This includes providing you with the latest sensory news to inform you of any popular topics that are trending. Or, sensory news that may be beneficial to you, your family, friends or colleagues. There are many publications that we find interesting. This post discovers 3 key sensory news articles which have recently caught our eye. 

Woman receives bionic hand with sense of touch 

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Twenty-five years ago, a woman named Almerina Mascarello lost her hand in a tragic accident. Fortunately, she was given the opportunity to experiment with a new bionic hand for 6 months. This story has really amazed us. Due to losing her sense of touch, the bionic hand was really beneficial to Almerina on an experimental basis. The bionic hand had sensors which told Almerina if she was touching a soft or hard object. Messages were signaled to the brain to alert Almerina of the type of object.

Almerina told the BBC that, it’s “spontaneous” and described the feeling as if it really was her own hand. We hope that one day; it’ll be more than just a prototype and others will be able to see the benefits.

What is a baby sensory class?

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We recently come across an article as we were browsing through the Huffington Post’s website. Have you ever wondered what a baby sensory class is and how beneficial they are for developing senses? This recent news story explains it all.

You may not already know that, we have two wonderful multi-sensory rooms. We would be delighted if you joined us and wanted to gain the Sensurround experience for a family member or friend you care for. Take a look at our sensory rooms page to discover more benefits and information on how to book a session with us.

People describe what sensory overload feels like

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The final piece of sensory news if from The Mighty. They asked their readers what sensory overload feels like. They shared 21 responses in their article. Some of the known diagnoses related to sensory overloads are ones like autism and sensory processing disorder (SPD). But anyone can experience it. Think about the 5 senses: sight, sound, taste, smell, and touch. There are many ways a person can feel overwhelmed by at least one of these.

On respondent, Jana, describes her experience:

I hear both everything and nothing at the same time. It feels like you are surrounded by a circular wall and all the walls are folding in on themselves at once.

Read all of the responses here.

If you’re looking for advice or information about services and products that can help those with sensory conditions, you can browse our Supplier Directory.

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