Since he was a baby, Emilio has always been a sensory seeker. As a toddler he enjoyed biting down on a wet cloth or his pacifier. He constantly wanted deep pressure applied to his feet and head. He enjoyed being squeezed and hiding in small spaces that gave him the same feeling.
Today, as a teenager, he still seeks deep pressure. Every day Emilio asks his step-dad to place his hands on top of Emilio’s head; then, while Emilio is pushing his head into his step-dad’s hands, his step-dad is pushing against his head to apply the pressure that he’s seeking. He can ask him to do this once or even 10 times in one day. All depending on how anxious he’s feeling.
Although he can’t verbally express why he likes this so much, I’ve come to understand that the deep pressure helps regulate Emilio in the many areas where he’s feeling the most anxious. It is a huge accomplishment that he is now able to self-regulate and seek the necessary outlet he needs to fulfill that need.
So when I received a request from T.Ware to try their pressure jacket (called the T-Jacket) on Emilio, I immediately said yes. This would be another great resource he could explore and that would provide the deep pressure he loves so much.
T.Jacket is a non-weighted automatic inflatable jacket that helps people with sensory difficulties, such as those with Autism, ADHD, PTSD, Anxiety and Sleep Disorders. It also benefits students in class, helping them to focus while completely tasks and/or functioning throughout their day.
Contrary to other deep pressure devices like weighted jackets, the T.Jacket uses their own Smart Pressure™ technology. This allows the effects of deep pressure to retain its effectiveness, for it prevents the body from getting conditioned to constant pressure.
Smart Pressure™ can be activated wirelessly and discreetly, making it convenient to be used in public. The amount of pressure can also be customized to suit the user’s preference and it is extremely easy to download and operate. The pre-set program has different levels of pressure and the user also has the option of rating the session after every use.
I couldn’t wait to try it on Emilio.
T.Ware also has an amazing customer service support team that answers any question you may have. Upon sending the T.Jacket I received an email with my FedEx tracking number and about a week later I received my package.
The T.Jacket has a great look to it. It looks like a hoodie that a typical teenager would wear. It doesn’t even remotely look like a pressure jacket.
At first Emilio was a little hesitant to try it but once he did and I began to apply the pressure via my Samsung telephone, he absolutely loved it.
Over the course of the weeks that followed, he developed his own routine with wearing the jacket. His preference is to wear it in the morning when he wakes up and in the evening after supper when he’s winding down for the night. Sometimes he likes wearing the jacket without applying any pressure at all.
I can see the joy in his eyes when he wears it. It truly gives him the sensory comfort he’s seeking and I especially love the fact that he reaches for it on his own whenever he feels the need.
Over all, I love everything about this jacket and the company T.Ware. It is user friendly; a breeze to operate and with a customer service team that gives great support.
I’ve included a few pictures to demonstrate how it works.
The T.Jacket is packaged in this convenient box.
Included in the box is:
– Stoppers (inserted into the valves when you want to wash the T.Jacket)
– Terms and Conditions manual
First, turn on the Jacket by pressing down the “on” button located in the left side pocket.
Next, download the app on your android HERE:
If you are using an iPhone, you can download the app HERE.
Follow the instructions until the Bluetooth connection is made between your phone and the T.Jacket.
You’re all set to begin!
On the left side of your screen is “Pressure Control”. This is where you can increase and decrease the pressure manually.
On the right side is “Pressure Programs”. This is where you can select any of the pre-set programs already integrated.
If you choose “Pressure Control” your next screen will look like this.
Manually increase and decrease the level of pressure.
If you choose “Pressure Programs” your screen will look like this.
Click inside the white box and your drop down menu will appear.
Chose the program you’d like and click the arrow on the right to engage the pressure.
We tried all the programs and Emilio loves the “Slow Strong” one best.
It was fun testing each one and finding the right fit for him.
Your next screen will look like this.
Notice the three small squares on the top of your screen – to the right of “Pressure Programs”.
Click on that and you can now rate your session.
This is where you can rate your session and keep track of the progress made.
You can also track your T.Jacket use online at www.mytjacket.com/tcloud when you register your T.Jacket accont via the app.
Next, charging the T.Jacket is simple.
Unzip the lining where the ‘On’ button is located.
There you will find the USB port to charge it using the charger that was provided in your package.
It usually takes about 3 hours to charge the jacket and the charge will last anywhere between 2-3 hours if used often. Since Emilio only uses it morning and night, ours stays charged a little longer.
The manual also gives details on how to safely wash the T.Jacket.
Now here is the news that I’m so excited to share with you. T.Ware has offered a $100USD discount to our readers!
All you have to do is go to their website at http://www.mytjacket.com and upon checkout, include the coupon code “LINDA” (all capital letters!) and their cart will automatically deduct US$100 from the cost price!!! And they offer a one year warranty (see manual for details on coverage).
Thanks so much T.Ware for offering such an amazing discount!
I am including their video below for more details about this product along with their social media pages for you follow.
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Note: We were sent a complimentary T.Jacket to trial and review. No payment was received and our views are our own.
Quick Start Guide – Wearing the jacket
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