AlertSeat™ has been getting notice in educational and therapy circles. Now the entire world will get to see it on YouTube.
The brief, yet comprehensive, production went up on the video-sharing website in December. It shows the innovative AlertSeat™ in classrooms and therapy settings and offers close-up views of the seat’s features.
The voice-over narration cites a study from the American Journal of Occupational Therapy that found marked improvement in the behaviors of children identified with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) when they used a stability ball like the AlertSeat™ instead of a regular classroom chair. It also quotes a special education teacher, an intermediate school principle and an occupational therapist who have had experience with the seat.
“Being on YouTube makes it possible for us to share details of the AlertSeat™ that no other medium can match,” said Howard Newman, president of Newman Adaptive and inventor of the chair. “Educators, therapists and parents can go there to see it in action.”
Also shown is the AlertDesk, an adaptive work and play surface for exceptional children and the wheelchair-bound, which was developed as a companion to the AlertSeat™.
Launched in 2005, YouTube has changed the way people receive visual information. With over 800 million unique visitors each month watching more than 4 billion hours of content, it is one of the most popular sites the Internet. In addition to traffic from computers, YouTube videos are also shared on Facebook and Twitter.
Click here to see AlertSeat™ and AlertDesk™ on YouTube.