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February - Free Webinars - Wellness - What's Biophilia?

February - Free Webinars - Wellness - What's Biophilia?

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Wellness – What’s Biophilia?

Ed Wenck – Content Director – CEDIA

Panelists: Julie Jacobson - Founding Editor - CE Pro

                  Walt Zerbe - Sr. Director, Technology & Standards - CEDIA

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 –12:00-1:00pm ET

.1 CEU

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Humans have never lived indoors as much as we do today. According to the EPA, we spend approximately 90% of our time indoors.

For thousands of years – from the dawn of mankind until very, very recently – humans spend the bulk of their existence outside. People are wired to directly respond to the natural changes in light, sound, scents and breezes among other stimuli. While light temperatures effects sleeping patterns via our circadian rhythm, sound and air quality also factor into our state of wellness.

Given this, it would be an excellent goal for people to experience the full spectrum of the outdoors when at or in the office. For example, low color temperatures (around 2k Kelvin) trigger the body to produce melatonin which makes us calm and sleepy. Natural noises, such as rainfall or wind rustling through trees can be equally calming.

There are developments with new technologies – the application of existing ones – that can have a major impact and assist us with this dilemma. It’s all encapsulated into the term “Biophilia”, an emerging segment of the wellness field which the CEDIA integrator is perfectly suited for.

Integrators have the ability to install color-changing light fixtures which can address our biological need to be guided by the sun. CEDIA members have been installing speakers for a very long time; they can address the connections we need to environmental sounds. Immersive sound technologies can add to the experience.

The last part of the equation we need to address is the air in the home. Control systems combined with HVAC and other specialized products will address that part, as well as tying all of this stuff together.

Package all of these systems together up, present it properly, and the result is a new business opportunity that can help people live better, healthier lives.

At the end of this session you will:

  • Discover what integrators are thinking next: wellness.
  •  Define what “Biophilia” is and how it differs from aging in place.
  •  Recognize how this technology can be applied to the home environment.

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