CRDL (cradle) is an interactive care instrument that translates physical contact between people into sound.
By adopting a playful and investigative approach to physical contact, CRDL circumtvents existing conventions associated with touch.
"It’s like people have woken up from hibernation."
Dr Anneke van der Plaats, social geriatrician and author, whose works include, 'De dag door met dementie'.
Read the personal stories of friends, family and professionals on the following page.
Jack S.C. Chen and Dennis Schuivens are social designers. During a design research project, they were both moved by the enormous consequences of dementia and the loss of contact.
They investigated what brings people together and how they could simplify difficult communication.