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Protac A/S is a Danish innovative and socially responsible company, established in 1994 by OT Pia Christiansen (trained at University of Southern California and the Ayres Clinic in L.A, USA). The founding idea of the company is based on A. Jean Ayres theories of Sensory Integration. Protac design, develops and manufactures a variety of unique products, which all contain special noiseless plastic balls, which with their deep touch pressure, weight and changing pressure enhances body awareness and provides calm. Protac continuously documents and encourages research regarding sensory stimulation and the use of their products.


Protac A/S • Niels Bohrs Vej 31D • DK–8660 Skanderborg

T: +45 8619 4103 • D: +45 8620 6613 •

Happy Senso; CARE(S) for STIMULATION

Happy Senso is a new multisensory innovation for stimulus processing. It has been invented in the Netherlands and is available since November 2016 on the Dutch market. A product you can hear, feel, see and smell. The product is highly appreciated by occupational therapists, physiotherapists, remedial therapists and speech therapists. They also helped with the development of the product by advising about useful characteristics.  Happy Senso is now taking the first international step by participating at the fifth European Sensory Integration Congress, June 1st till 3th in Vienna.


The purpose of the concept Happy Senso is to care for stimulation and also for the attention for Sensory Integration, for example on schools. Besides that the product itself cares for stimulation of senses. It is useful by sensory over- or under registration (or both). Like one of the users says “Before starting my day I increase my alertness by using Happy Senso.” Inventor Tessa Tippersma partly works in the healthcare and out of that position and the need for stimulation the idea emerged. “A lot can be said about Happy Senso , but experiencing it yourself and learning about all the possibilities and the unique effect it has, says it all! “

The Product

Happy Senso is a gel with multisensory characteristics. The intensity can be varied by applying it in various ways. You can hear it, feel it, see it and it also has a cooling effect on the skin. It’s fun to use and provides eyes full of sparkle and enthusiasm and often creates beautiful moments of contact. Happy Senso is of very high quality and is dermatologically tested. Highly appreciated by occupational therapists, physiotherapists, remedial therapists and speech therapists. The actual range consists of three variants; Neutral, Mint-Fresh and Fresh. A bottle consist of 300 ml of Happy Senso, good for creating about 100 times of special moments.


The trainers that are using Happy Senso during their training learn therapists and parents how Sensory Integration works and how to give this the right attention. Their response: “A very nice variety to use it during the training, especially in combination with the SI theory” There are several exercises that can be used to vary the intensity, one of the extra specialties of Happy Senso. The intensity can even be controlled by the user self. In this way every user can create and learn to use it in a way which he or she likes the most and has the best result in a certain situation. 

Contact information

Inventor & Entrepreneur: Tessa Tippersma : 0031 628115991

Documented reducing effect on agitation and anxiety

The Somna chain-weighted blanket helps more than 50,000 users lead a functioning everyday life difficulties in processing and co-ordinating sensory impressions are often a part of the problem in cognitive impairment. Somna’s patented innovation – the Somna Blanket® – and other Somna products are cognitive aids that bring improved body awareness and greater concentration ability, and also contribute to an increased sense of calm.

“The positive effects come from the weight, and the ability of the chains, which are stitched into channels, to embrace the body. They stimulate the proprioceptive, vestibular and tactile

senses. The user becomes more grounded and enjoys greater body awareness, which brings calm and a greater sense of security,” says Sara Norgren, Licensed Occupational Therapist

and one of Somna’s team of Licensed Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists.

Innovation through science 

Scientific studies show that the brain’s inability to organise sensory impressions into an intelligible whole can be

compensated for with weight and pressure. The pressure on the body stimulates the body’s nervous system to send a stronger signal to the brain with the correct information. Results of studies conducted by a number of different international research teams form the basis of the cognitive aids which Somna develops, produces and distributes.

“Our weighted products have been developed based on scientific results. Our products compensate for impaired cognitive ability and contribute to a higher quality of daily life for the user, by bringing a sense of security,” says Mats Dörring, CEO of Somna.

Documented positive effects Somna’s chain-weighted blanket is a patented, CE-marked assistive medical device, developed and manufactured in Sweden. The blanket and Somna’s daytime products – vests, comforters and lap blankets – are weighted by chains, and each product is made by hand to guarantee the very highest quality.

The features that distinguish Somna’s products from other weighted products are the contouring and the feeling of

being embraced. The chains increase the stimulation of the body’s tactile contact points. Thanks to their suppleness, the products are easy to carry and store. The user can also choose whether to have the softer, padded side against the body, or the side where the chains provide more tactile stimulation.

Contact & information:

Anette Laurell, Head of Product Development & Marketing, Somna AB, +46 (0)70-379 22 82

Somna is a Swedish company that develops, produces and distributes cognitive aids based on weight and pressure. The products are based

on the theory of Sensory Integration. The weight, comprised of chains, and its distribution generate a tactile sensory stimulation. The user

experiences calm and thereby an increased sense of security, which reduces agitation, motor and mental anxiety, and insomnia, for example.

Somna’s patented innovation, the Somna Blanket®, is a chain-weighted blanket for night’s sleep, and is complemented with various daytime

products: vests, collars and comforters. Somna is a leader in its field in Scandinavia. Somna aims to build growth in Europe by spreading

knowledge and awareness of its offering.


As the host of this event, the Austrian SI association GSIÖ is proud to cooperate with many friendly partner organizations who share the effort of promoting Ayres' SI around the world. 

SI Association Portugal

SI Association Greece

SI Association Turkey

SI Organization, USA

SI Association Finland

SI Association Spain

SI Association Slovenia

SI Association South Africa

SI Association UK & Ireland

SI Association Italy

SI Association  Mexico

SI Organization, USA