(thesis advisor)Barbara Morris
(thesis advisor)Katherine Moriwaki
(thesis advisor)Andrew Zornoza
(thesis advisor)Barbara Compagnoni
(designer)Parsons the New School for Design. Design & Technology Dept.
May 11 2015
Designer's statement: Sessions is a therapeutic tool that combines alternative forms of therapy with the serenity of the ocean. Although research has proven that our perceptions are governed by the mind and can be altered as a result of certain anxiety disorders, it has also proven that the mind desires clarity and can adapt to other natural rhythms if stimulated. Water has been linked to providing mental clarity throughout history â€“ from ancient Greek bathhouses, to modern day beach vacations. Sessions uses the sensations of the ocean to calm and relax users. Through creating a mobile tool to combine proven forms of therapy, comprehensive biometric data, and a meditational retreat for over stimulation, Sessions is the pocket therapist for anxiety.
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