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THE HEALING POD

Being a patient or caregiver in a healthcare setting can be highly stressful. The Healing Pod is here to change that.

The Healing Pod, by Architecture of Cure, is a small space that provides a connection to nature for patients and caregivers in healthcare facilities who have little access to it.

 

Inspired by professor Roger Ulrich’s research on the positive effects of nature on patients, the Healing Pod uses a soft sensory experience inspired by nature to bring the user to a more relaxed state of being.

This is prototype 2.0 of the Healing Pod which was made possible by a VoordeKunst crowdfunding campaign with the support of Gemeente Den Haag. 

The Healing Pod can be rented for a minimum of 3 months or purchased. If you choose to rent the Healing Pod, maintenance will be included in the price.

You can download the product booklet here.

The Healing Pod gives patients and caretakers with little access to the outside world a connection to nature.

How does it work?

Providing clean air and a visible connection to nature, the use of greenery has been proven to enhance recovery and lower stress levels.

You can smell the scent of pine trees, eucalyptus, or tea tree. Studies have shown the positive effects of essential oils on stress.

Light that simulates daylight encourages your brain to reduce the produce of melatonin and increase the produce of serotonin.

SENSORY INTERACTION

The sounds of nature have the ability to soothe us and even lower stress levels. Additionally, the sounds help take the  user further into the nature experience.

NATURAL MATERIALS

Studies have shown that wood where the grain is visible relaxes the autonomic nervous system, resulting in lowered stress responses.

GREEN ENVIRONMENT

AROMA-THERAPY

LIGHT

THERAPY

THE HEALING POD KIT

Not only is the Healing Pod well designed, it is also easy to put together. The Healing Pod is

 

  • Built up in less than 2 hours

  • Prefabricated

  • Low tech  

  • No screws or nails 

  • Specially designed interlocking connections

REVIEWS

"It was a unique experience for myself and also for my son. Our senses were triggered in a soft and playful way. I could honestly see myself using this almost every day." ​  

 

Asami Kuchi | Prototype 1.0 tester

"It was a busy day when I sat in the Healing Pod, and I relaxed instantly. It felt like a meditative escape. The scent was also surprisingly soothing and I was able to appreciate the true benefits of nature even more after this. I need this in my office!"  

 

Muriel Pineau | Prototype 1.0 tester

"It was a busy day when I sat in the Healing Pod, and I relaxed instantly. It felt like a meditative escape. The scent was also surprisingly soothing and I was able to appreciate the true benefits of nature even more after this. I need this in my office!"  

 

Muriel Pineau | Prototype 1.0 tester

Watch what others have to say about the Healing Pod

EVENTS

Prototype 1.0 has participated in:

OPEN DAY 2018 | The Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague

BIG IMPROVEMENT DAY 2018 | Circus Theater Scheveningen

VENTURE ACADEMY FINAL 2018 | Leiden University

INNOVATION FOR HEALTH 2019 | World Trade Center Rotterdam

Prototype 2.0 has participated in:

HELEND LANDSCHAP DAG 2020 | Nature for Health Berkel-Enschot

IN THE NEWS

THE HAGUE INNOVATORS

NOMINATION

In 2018, the Healing Pod's first prototype was nominated by Impact City for this challenge.
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