Chaplabo is designed to address developmental challenges of children on the Autism Spectrum Disorder – aged 5-8 – and more specifically their proprioception (awareness of body in space) and kinesthetic expression. Since the manifestation of the sensory space of ASD is often misinterpreted and hindered, Chaplabo aims at creating a playful moment of self expression that affects the well-being of the children.

Chaplabo can be attached to toys to turn them into interfaces to generate gesture controlled sounds. It analyses the movements and energy expressed by the child while playing, and produces notes or sounds accordingly. This direct relationship between movement and sound allows the exploration of complex motion and has the potential to foster creative play and collaboration between children.