hug machine

25 Mar

Temple Grandin

She created the hug (or squeeze) machine in order to provide sensory relief for people with autism or autism-spectrum disorders, for whom actual human contact might be uncomfortable or impractical.

According to an interview in Time, she no longer uses it: “It broke two years ago, and I never got around to fixing it.  I’m into hugging people now.”


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