MEG Chair and Kimono Harness

This chair was created for use by researchers from UW medicine who are studying infants from 7-14 months using an MEG brain scanner.

Our chair strove to accommodate all of the users in the research process; our chair is comfortable for children, soothing for mothers, and simple enough that the researchers could focus on their studies. Rather than following the traditional bulky aesthetic commonly found in medical devices, we used white plastic,  exposed wood and light, airy forms to evoke Scandinavian furniture.

The harness that attaches to the chair is inspired by children’s snow suits, which limit movement but are still comfortable. It can accommodate a wide range of sizes due to its large arm holes and polka-dot velcro.

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