2012 BCIC-New Ventures BC Top 40 competitor Squeezease Therapy specializes in wearable deep pressure therapy devices for children with sensory and anxiety disorders such as autism and ADHD.
Earlier this year the company began conducting beta trials to gather feedback in several family’s homes and therapy centres worldwide to gather feedback on their first device called the Snug Vest.
Just two weeks into trials, parents claimed the Snug Vest reduced their child’s anxiety and prevented tantrums from occurring. One child with autism had zero extreme meltdowns and tantrums, and has even learned to control his pressure vest to help him relax and focus on his daily tasks. Previously tantrums occurred 1-2 times a week.
The Snug Vest design was a success and it is now being recognized as part of the 9th Annual British Columbia Creative Achievement Awards.
Squeezease Therapy’s Lisa Fraser was awarded the 2013 Carter Wosk Creative Achievement Award for Applied Art and Design by BC Premier Christy Clark.
Trained in fine arts, Lisa discovered industrial design while studying at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, from which she received a Bachelor of Design in 2010.
Premier Christy Clark says, “This year’s [three] award recipients demonstrate remarkable creativity, originality and energetic entrepreneurship. Their applied art and design skills help to make British Columbia’s creative industries among the best in North America.” Congratulations Lisa!