Health is wealth and there are a wealth of medical advancements that harness the power of design. This week we look at how design concepts, interventions and enhancements can help “cure” medical issues, and how design has a robust role in promoting better health and wellness.
CONTROL BIRTH CONTROL
Fancy a brain implant that will let you interface with machines? You can get one from Elon Musk, who’s also developed the surgical robot to insert it into your skull.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
Bump Galaxy was built during lockdown in response to the need for connection. It is a virtual world and community aimed to assist with mental health and care.
Fans of ASMR – that’s Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response – love the sensation they experience when ordinary sounds are amplified. This feel-good factor, dubbed a “braingasm”, has been incorporated into various wellness offerings after fadding on YouTube.
The era of the healing café has arrived, allowing stressed-out urbanites to drop in for a treatment on the trot. Think massage chairs, calming music, and soothing scents.