Unleashing the Power of Play in Health!

We believe in transforming the lives of children with cerebral palsy and their families.

Welcome to Toys4Therapy, an initiative spearheaded by Tamara Pinos Cisneros as part of her doctoral research endeavorsTamara's research delves into the intersection of design, technology, and healthcare. At the core of this project is the Magic Monster, a technological prototype poised to redefine the landscape of pediatric occupational therapy. Underpinned by the overarching objective of augmenting the quality of life for children with cerebral palsy and their families, Toys4Therapy integrates principles of play, health and cutting-edge technology. Central to this initiative is the evolution of the CTT (Context, Theory, and Technology) Smart Toys framework, a conceptual scaffolding designed to guide the development of intelligent toys for therapeutic applications.

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Design Process

Research Through Design.

We followed a combination of methods to involve all the stakeholders in different stages of the process.

Including activities with children with CP, children without CP, parents and therapists.


The Magic Monster

Through a meticulous Research through Design process, we've crafted a smart toy that isn't just a toy — it's a companion in a child's therapeutic journey. Our methodology, driven by experts in occupational therapy and the main users, ensures that every aspect of the Magic Monster is tailored to the unique needs of children with cerebral palsy.



Therapy isn't just about exercises; it's about making progress while having fun. The Magic Monster creates an environment where children are excited to participate.



Magic Monster adapts to each child's abilities and challenges, providing a personalized play experience that maximizes progress.

Project Partners

A joint effort

This research project is a collaboration between renowned educational and health institutions. Together, we’re advancing the understanding of motivation and playfulness in therapy assisted by new technologies.

University of Twente
Roessingh Rehabilitation Centre
Sint Maartenskliniek