4 Types of Technologies that Improve Wellness
October 12, 2021 AD&V
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WELLNESS TECHNOLOGY PLAYS A HUGE ROLE IN OUR HEALTH.

As people continue to become more aware of their mental and physical health, technologies that focus on improving people’s wellness have become a priority for designers. Here’s what we believe are the most impactful wellness technologies.

1. LIGHTING SYSTEMS

Lighting technologies such as LED lights and daylight harvesting systems can help improve wellness in any space. According to an article by Architect Magazine, some benefits of LED lights improved concentration and energy, lowered stress and anxiety, and increased motivation. This is because the lighting from LED lights mimics the sun.

Daylight harvesting systems use technology that automatically and gradually dims or increases interior lighting as the level of natural daylight changes throughout the day. These controls can also adjust the color temperature of light to mimic natural outdoor lighting and add to the comfort of occupants while saving energy.

2. AIR PURIFIERS

Air purifying technology also brings numerous health benefits. Air purifiers with HEPA technology filters can remove air pollutants circulating in your home environment. Removing these pollutants can lead to several immediate and long-term health benefits such as:

  • Relieving symptoms of asthma.
  • Eliminating harmful chemicals from indoor environments.
  • Improving sleep.
  • Reducing the chances getting infected with airborne diseases.

More importantly, air purifiers with HEPA filters capture bacteria and viruses. When you remove the cause of airborne diseases, you safeguard yourself and your family from them. They’re a must have!

3. WATER FILTRATION

Water quality is instantly improved when you install a water filtration system in your home. Installing a home water filtration system removes harmful contaminants. When you consume fewer contaminants through the food you eat and water you drink, your immune system is boosted and your body can better fight off illness.

Additionally, if the public water supply is affected, the benefits of a home filtered water system can help keep your family safe from dangerous contaminants including chemicals, bacteria, and biologically hazardous material. Not to mention, that your household will also be better prepared in the event of a disaster that impacts the public water supply, making you more resilient.

4. SOUND EQUIPMENT

Bad acoustics and noise deliver a level of constant stress that can have harmful effects on your health over time. That’s why you should invest in sound related technologies such as speakers or sound machines.

Sound related technologies create soothing and inspirational sounds that can benefit one’s wellbeing by providing serenity, preventing stress-related diseases, and providing overall comfort. Sound therapists also believe that sound can heal the body. Overall, calming or motivational sounds can help improve your wellbeing, energy levels, and performance at work.

WELLNESS TECHNOLOGY KEEPS MOVING FORWARD

Using these types of lighting, air, water, and sound technologies improves people’s lives and quality of life. As technology continues to advance at a quick pace, expect to see more smart spaces and dynamic environments that include innovative technologies with sustainable living solutions focused on health and wellness.

FURTHER READING: 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE FUTURE OF TECHNOLOGY & ARCHITECTURE 

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