Marketers today are introducing a kind of toy that they claim to relive stress, and this is called a fidget spinner. This toy is advertised specifically to help people with some trouble to focus by acting as a means of release for psychological stress or nervous energy. People with difficulty in focusing or fidgeting like those with autism, ADHD or anxiety syndromes, are said to benefit from this toy. Thus this toy is sold as an antidote for people with the mentioned concerns. 

Fidget toys for adults are small devices that are ball-bearing and the user can play with it by rotating it between his or her fingers. As the momentum in rotating the toy is happening, according to the reviews of users, it provides a pleasing sensory experience. It is observed that the challenge of tossing, transferring and twirling of the spinner between fingers has caught the attention of viewers as it is shown on internet videos. 

Several marketing sources would market this device or toy as an opportunity to "bring out the creative genius lying deep within you", and as a promise of greater concentration for people with special conditions like ADHD, autism and anxiety. 

Fidget toys for adults have become a topic of conversation on how it can help kids with less focus. Some psychologists say that this kind of fidgeting device will bring back the attention of kids and focus back to their lessons or activities at hand. They also claim that this device may teach kids something about physics, at the very least about ball bearings. 

Parents having kids with special needs have claimed that the toy has its benefits. One example is a parent of an autistic kid who claimed that her daughter was excited to see her friends also wanting to fidget just like what she is doing, and this makes the incident simply cool for the kid. 

Some would suggest calling these little gadgets as tools and not toys since they can be part of a successful method for managing behaviour that is fidgety. A pediatric occupational therapist is suggesting also that this device can be introduced as a normal part of the culture inside the classroom. It can be noted that occupational therapists often use sensory toys like tactile discs, balls and putties or clays as means to soothe kids with issues regarding sensory processing.


There is also some findings from researches that those people who are participating in gross motor activity or the movement of limbs or large parts of the body, are better performers than those who just sit still when given tasks that involve working memory.