Adaptive Design in Japan

December 2nd, 2012 by Jason

Aya Asano lives in Osaka, Japan and works with Ryouiku-Space Yu (nonprofit organization supporting mentally/physically challenged children. Aya works as nursing staff and arts instructor in pottery、water color painting, saori weaves, as well a providing Waldorf education support

She became interested in adaptive design and has been working on some objects of her own that she’s blogged about (page in Japanese), based on the “Geta Chair” design (video). This chair helps children could stay very calm and makes it easier for them to act appropriately.

Now that this rocker is in use she’s looking to make more.


The next step is for her to build a longboard rocker that Melanie prototyped for an autistic teen back in the summer

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