Starting from the neuroscience’s findings in the field of well-being about multisensorial and acoustic experiences and biophilia, Plantronics ha developed Habitat a soundscaping system based on the sound of the water. Habitat creates a dynamic acoustic shield against distractions that helps people to find the right focus and to enjoy conversations in an open-space based workplace.
Balancing the relaxing and focusing effect of nature over us, as human beings, and sound engineering to foster happiness and well-being in the workplace: that’s Habitat’s goal, the innovative soundscaping and acoustic management system by Plantronics.
Combining sight, sound, science, and biophilia, Habitat uses the sound of water, the most relaxing sound in nature according to recent neuroscientific research, to create a multisensorial experience: “Waterspace” architecture, customized for different kind of environments, matching the sound spread by the speakers with a visual sensation.
Plantronics is already applying these solutions in his offices and a waterfall has been also designed in the Italian headquarters in Vimercate (Milan).
Moreover, habitat can monitor the evolution of the acoustic dynamics in the environment and consequently to adjust dynamically the volume of the speakers in order to create an acoustic shield against the surrounding distractions, especially the human voices, typical of the open-space settings.
Text by Gabriele Masi.