Regenerative spaces during Covid19, the Recharge Rooms
With the overwhelming demands on frontline healthcare workers due to COVID-19, Studio Elsewhere has partnered with the Abilities Research Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to transform underused spaces and areas in hospitals into relaxation hubs for frontline healthcare workers to rest, reset and recharge during the day. The Recharge Rooms will provide immersive nature environments with music, scent, lighting, and sound.
These nature-filled settings support health and resilience. These spaces are designed to address trauma, anxiety, and stress and improve cognitive performance among healthcare workers. Benefits of these spaces with a larger percentage of ‘natural features’ include: stronger immune system, healthier microbiome, improved mental health, improved heart rate, lower blood pressure, reduced stress and anxiety.
Who is Studio Elsewhere?
Studio Elsewhere produces resilient environments that artfully infuse a nature design and with immersive technology to support rehabilitation, human performance, stress resilience, mental health, and palliative care. These physical and virtual spaces are powered by integrated technology solutions, all centered onthe needs of healthcare professionals, researchers, and patients.
Studio Elsewhere is currently working with the Lazarus Center team to design a new treatment and research center for children with paralysis. The space will contain the chance for a child/children to create their own digital spirit animal that will act as their avatar populating the environment of the center. Gone are the days of the traditional waiting room. They will be transported into an interactive forest environment. The treatment rooms will transport the child/children to ethereal nature-inspired environments that combine both digital and physical worlds together.
We imagine experiences that advance human resilience
- Mirelle Phillips, Director of Studio Elsewhere