Therefore a 'kussenbord' (cushion board) was developed for the demented man. It is a product with a soft base, a sort of pillow with a tactile value. This pillow also positions and stabilises the wooden underground on which various features are fixed. These features are aimed at the visual, auditive and tactile senses. Other elements aim to make the user curious and to stimulate activity.
An investigation into the attraction of the individual features showed good results with the demented people. Seven people gave a positive reaction to the tested features. Based on this investigation a choice was made for which features to be used on the boards.
Finally a product has been developed and manufactured with two exchangeable boards, both to be used on the same pillow.
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