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The Chronarium

Loop.pH   The Chronarium

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People living today sleep significantly less than generations before with sleep disorders on the rise, costing the economy billions. We are only just beginning to understand the impact that sleep disorders have on people’s lives and society at large. With the quantity and quality of sleep being constantly challenged by round the clock communications and globalised business, it’s becoming increasingly important to improve the quality of our resting time and develop the necessary skills for sleep.

The Chronarium Sleep Lab explores the role of public space in tackling this challenge as a shared resource for health and wellbeing in the city.

The Chronarium is a public sleep laboratory presented as an immersive audiovisual environment that totally transforms its location into a restorative, calm and contemplative experience, responding to the Smart Nation’s need to tackle the challenges of the healthcare system.

Once visitors have entered the Chronarium they are exposed to different environmental stimuli that aims to reset their internal circadian rhythm for better, more harmonious sleep. They are invited to lie back and rest inside a series of hanging swings.

The cyclical audiovisual program has been developed in consultation with a leading sleep scientist that looks to entrain the brain by encouraging a deep relaxation and rest over a 15 minute period using pink noise and a wash of coloured light.

The soundtrack has been composed by the acclaimed artist and composer Anna Meredith

The Chronarium is a project by Loop.pH, commissioned and produced by FutureEverything as a part of FutureEverything Singapore.

FutureEverything Singapore is a partnership between FutureEverything and Singapore’s Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), one of the key government agencies championing Singapore’s efforts to become the world’s first Smart Nation. IDA is the organiser of the umbrella programme, the Festival of Tech.
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source: harpersbazaar

藝術實驗室Loop.pH-「The Chronarium」睡眠實驗室
現代人的睡眠時間較上幾代人明顯減少,而睡眠障礙的上升更使得經濟蒙受以十億計的損失。 「The Chronarium」是一個對公眾開放的睡眠實驗室及洞穴形的法拉第空間,將現場變成一種讓人復原,寧神和沉思的體驗環境。參觀者會進入將電磁頻率屏蔽在外的空間,同時接觸能幫助他們重設生理時鐘的環境刺激物,幫助他們達至更好及更和諧的睡眠。
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source: meteowebeu

Il Chronarium sonno Lab è un laboratorio che grazie alla tecnologia riesce a stimolar il sonno in un soggetto i cui meccanismi di riposo sono fortemente disturbati e compromessi dai ritmi frenetici della vita odierna. La rivoluzionaria tecnica è stata presentata a Singapore in occasione del il Festival di Tech che si sta svolgendo proprio in questi giorni a Singapore. Come mostrano le immagini a corredo dell’articolo, un”assistente di laboratorio” aiuta un uomo entrare in un’amaca, dove dormirà beato grazie alla luce artificiale presente.

I soggetti che hanno aderito all’iniziativa faranno da “cavie” a questa rivoluzionaria tecnica per dormire. Il laboratorio, sviluppato dal gruppo britannico Loop.pH si costituisce di un ambiente audiovisivo, ispirato per cronobiologia o ritmi biologici, e fa uso del suono e della luce artificiale per aiutare il cervello ad entrare in un profondo rilassamento e riposo per un periodo di 15 minuti. Secondo il gruppo che lo ha realizzato, il laboratorio del sonno esplora il ruolo dello spazio pubblico e l’uso della tecnologia per aiutare le persone a far fronte alla carenza di sonno nella moderna vita cittadina.