Upik is a ballgame for use in occupational therapy to train small children’s motor skills. It motivates children to train their hand-eye coordination through grasping / releasing of objects, crouching, standing up, tip-toeing. The honeycomb structure creates multiple pathways for the ball while simultaneously acting as a support for children to pull themselves up on.
The simple exterior pattern allows the therapist to help the child in every way, while the large foundation plate ensures that Upik stays upright. Upik is also easily collapsible and can be stored out of the way, when not in use. It is manufactured out of Valchromat, a material made from pine, organic paint and a special resin, which is especially suitable for children’s products. Upik was created as a student project in cooperation with Haapsalu’s neurological rehabilitation centre.
Research & Development
EXU, Tallinn University
Narva maantee 25
10120 Tallinn, Estonia