August 3, 2017 at 3:23 pm #55901bkkornakerParticipant
Hi all! I need your feedback!
I’m in a venture of manufacturing a Weighted Vest/ compression vest for children with special needs/ADHD. But I want everyone’s feedback on what is important to them in such an item. So please, if you purchase, use or know anyone who has such an item….I would really love your feedback in “what is ultimately important to you in this item” for your child. Lets help build a better product!
– Is micro-adjustable fit important? How important is it to have it be adjustable tightness?
– Would you like to purchase these as a S, M, L size and each size have micro adjustments? or will a one-size-fits-all be just as good?
– How important is build material? Do you prefer all natural materials only? Is “sweat resistant” (treated) important?
– Is it being “washable” important to you?
– Do you have your child wear this item under their clothing, or over it?
– If over clothing….How important is style/trend/colors? Would you like to see solid colors? prints? trendy styles? Would you like the vest to “not look like a obvious weighted vest”?
– Would you prefer the weighted vest be adjustable weights, or a “one weight” per size?
– What’s more important….the fact that the vest is weighted….or that it is compressed/snug against the body?
– is product “cut” important? Prefer the vest to sit at the waist? Arm holes large or more snug/small? Neck hole size large or more compressed and small?
Any other feedback not listed above, we want to know! Lets us know!
August 9, 2017 at 4:51 pm #56791anomalocarisParticipant
As someone who used to engage in full contact medieval style martial arts, I can tell you that chain mail is HEAVY and it’s really hard on the neck and shoulders if you don’t belt it at the waist instead of letting the weight drag on the upper body. I have a feeling that a weighted vest would have the same effect, and could lead to stiff necks and shoulders.
August 10, 2017 at 10:46 pm #56928shudson76Participant
I am getting a vest and blanket for my 3 year old. I think definitely washable, adjustable on top of clothes, see I have a little guy that is alreadt in size 8 to 10 clothing and being autistic hes not going to allow something like that close to his skin. I also think decent arm holes and neck. Being able to add weight as child grows. Colors etc idk, but stain resistance might be okay, and maybe an area close to neck to add something scented. Like a moist towel with essential oils. Resonably priced. Same concept with blankets.
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