Shape Memory Alloy allows the user to damage, crush, dent
Shape memory alloy is a material that allows the user to cause repairable damage. The alloy can be "trained" to take a certain form. When it is crushed or damaged, HEAT will restore the original form of the metal. This material is a crucial part of Solace design, allowing the users to cause constructive damage without worrying about mess or repairs.
The new design allows the users to continuously "crush" Solace on a weekly basis. One sphere represents a day of the week. The user if and when angry will use the ball on the day of to record their level of physical exertion. At the end of the week, they can look back to see when they were angry and help keep tabs on their mental and physical state.
Through the user testings, wanting to see the amount of anger was important to help the exercise be more productive than falling into the category of useless aggression toys.
The new design not only allows the individuals to physically release their emotions, but also helps note them and keep record of them.