Environmental press refers to the relationship between the person and the physical, interpersonal, or social demands that the environment puts on the person.
Too much environmental press can cause harmful stress on the body and mind. Think about the lip on many shower entries. If a person experiences illness or injury and can’t adapt to the small lip, it puts too much environmental press on her.
Too little environmental press can cause a loss of function. We call this, excess disability. Think about someone who is put into a wheelchair for convenience of a care partner. Without the press of walking, people lose the ability to walk.
Kallimos employs the Goldilocks (Just right) theory when it comes to environmental press.
We utilize design and technology to optimize environmental press.