Enable moments of meaningful connections
Use Crdl to break social isolation and establish connections through sensory stimulation.
An award-winning product
What is Crdl?
Crdl is a musical care instrument that translates touch into sound. Crdl creates a form of equality whereby each participant has the same opportunity to communicate, regardless of their cognitive level.
Use 1-on-1 or in a group
75 different sounds
5 types of touch
How Crdl help your memory team
Break isolation when a conversation is no longer possible
Build relationships with your residents
Spark joy for residents, families, and care staff
Create an atmosphere of playfulness and curiosity
Share the Knowledge: Downloadable Resources
Discover resources to learn more and share with your team
An introduction to CRDL (Powerpoint presentation)
CRDL one pager
Reminiscence with Soundscapes for Persons Living with Dementia - A study
High quality of care. High impact.
Several studies have shown an increase in
Focus on environment
Deliberate body and head movement
A glimpse into the magic of CRDL
Meet the creators of Crdl
The CRDL was created by two friends, Dennis Schuivens and Jack Chen, while they were enrolled in the Master's program in Architecture and Design at the Sandberg Institute in the Netherlands. For their graduation project, they spent three months working at a care institution to explore how design could improve the quality of life for people with dementia.
After four years of testing and prototyping, the first CRDL was finally ready for production in 2016. The founders believe that all humans are intrinsically deeply connected and that care is more than a service; it is an act of compassion.
Endorsed by professionals:
Model is of high quality massive wood (walnut or ash/olive version)
- Dimensions: 16 x 9.8 x 6.1 in | 40.5 x 25.0 x 15.5 cm
- Weight: +/- 2.2 lbs | 3 kg
- Operating temperature range: 10 – 40 ° Celcius
- Operating humidity range: 40 – 60% Relative humidity
- Operating voltage / Power consumption: 3.7V / 3.75W
- Battery type: Lithium-Ion
- Battery energy: 21.6 Wh
- Standby time on 1 battery charge: 17 hours
- Average operating time on 1 battery charge: 6 hours
- Battery charging time (empty to full): 4 hours
- Protection rating: IP20
Every Crdl comes with:
- Warranty: 2 years
- Charging Cable: Crdl is charged using a magnetic USB charging cable
- Sound Packages: 15 sound-stories
- Crdl Complete ships with a robust, high-quality suede carrying case with protective felt padding inside and out.
Use a soft slightly moistened cloth to clean the instrument. For disinfecting, use an anti-bacterial cleaning cloth. Do not let organic solvents (such as benzine, terpentine etc.) get in contact with the instrument.