About this project
People facing terminal illnesses often find themselves emotionally and physically confined in hospice care facilities, without access to spaces that make them feel relaxed, peaceful, and reflective. Hospice care is a $36 billion industry1, growing rapidly at 7% annually2, that provides holistic and individualized care to end-of-life patients and their families. In 2015, $1.4M Medicare patients enrolled in hospice care, 44% of that hospice care was provided in facilities, and 37% of the patients received hospice care for more than 30 days3. This results in a status quo of confinement in hospice care facilities with a focus on interior design rather than focus on the holistic experience and limited technological innovation. Increasing acceptance of hospice care creates opportunities for innovation.
Coda offers a dedicated sanctuary space for people in the final stages of their illnesses to cope, reflect, and find peace. With an immersive, interactive therapeutic experience using visuals, sound, and light to soothe, Coda is a deployable system that can be installed in a dedicated room in hospices and hospitals. It accommodates limited mobility patients with a space for a hospital bed or wheelchair as well as family, friends, and caretakers. It integrates multiple sensory channels with a Leap Motion controller and real-time heart monitoring to create an interactive experience that gives patients control over their environment.