Commissioned by the Astronaut Aerobics Institute to imagine what innovative products may be fashioned to facilitate how we may live in a future space environment.
The Future Day Spa by Body Architect Lucy McRae took inspiration from NASA’s 1960’s deep-pressure invention that was originally designed to treat disorders such as autism and depression. Participants were placed in a futuristic-looking vacuum chamber to isolate the senses, reduce tension and anxiety in the body.
Working in collaboration with scientists Lucy is examining how we can prepare the human body for permanent weightless living. Over 100 people participated in the installation, and experienced a range of emotions leading to a state of calm.
Deep-pressure has many benefits from physiological, to the dilation of the capillaries, to sending fresh oxygen to the blood cells.
A compelling piece that leads us to imagine what the future healthcare products may look like in a future living in space.