STill by Metaphysiks Engineering is a multi-sensory calming experience.
Synchronized aural and tactile sensations transport one amongst waves, wind and birdsong— promoting relaxation, mindfulness and sleep.
“You really believe you are by the sea or lake.
Hearing the sound of the waves. Feeling the water touching your skin.”
- Simone Gallo, Co-Founder of Metaphysiks and postdoc at EPFL’s Brain Mind Institute.
The technology is a flexible silicon surface with precise control of pressure, temperature and time. It emerged out of the combined expertise of the Cognitive Neuroscience & Robotic Systems laboratories at EPFL.
The initial prototype was a black box. People were skeptical placing their feet on it. Design aimed at transforming the technology into an object/experience that exuded calm and comfort.
Client: Metaphysiks Engineering SA
Year: 2019 — 20
Role: Product Designer