HugMatch is an interactive toy for 2-5 year old visually impaired and non visually impaired children. It stimulates the senses that develop at this age. Children are entertained by toys made with different fabrics and toys that can make sound.

What inspired you to make this project?:
I grew up around an uncle who has a disability and have also volunteered to help disabled people throughout my life. My interactions with my uncle and others who I met while volunteering inspired me to create a project that could benefit them. When it came time to work on my thesis at the Parsons School of Design, I knew that I wanted to create an interactive product with both a hardware and software component that improved the lives of individuals living with disabilities.

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Categories: Art & Design, Arduino, Education, Kids & Family, Kids Under 5 yo, Music