Shanti: The Meditation Pod

  • Rajvi Bhogaita
  • New Designers Admin

Stress, depression and anxiety accounts for 51% of all work-related ill health in the UK and almost 18 million working days lost. These mental health issues are highest in public service industries such as education, healthcare and social care. (HSE Gov. 2019/20). By designing a meditation pod to use in the workplace, professionals are able to alleviate stress, escape and unwind for a few moments during their day. Over time, this practice can help shift the mind and body out of the stress response and into a state of relative calm, by controlling how they respond to the triggers that often lead to depression. This project was my final year project for my Industrial Design undergraduate degree at Bournemouth University.