For the web-nomad on the go, personal space and quiet privacy can be hard to come by (especially if your office happens to be at Starbucks or a similar environment). Enter the Hermit Nap Station, a privacy sleeping pod by Australian Design Science student Kerry Jia Yi Lin.
The Hermit Nap station is described as an "experimental interactive shell" which encloses a felt shell around you once its RFID tags have sensed that you've crossed your arms and put your head down for rest. Watch the video to see what the Hermit Nap Station can do for you.
The Hermit Nap Station Uses Tech to Give Geeks a Rest
1. Privacy Pods - Creating custom or collapsible sleep pods for public spaces offers a unique escape for people on the go and privacy concerns in the office.
2. RFID Sensing - RFID technology used in Hermit Nap Station can be expanded to include other applications and industries such as healthcare and transportation.
3. Interactive Spaces - Designing interactive spaces lead to other products that bring a new dimension to cafes, co-working spaces and public areas.
1. Hospitality Industry - Creating customized sleep pods in airports, hotels, and dormitories can provide customers with a much-needed privacy and a peaceful environment to rest while creating business opportunities.
2. Office Furniture Industry - Developing customized privacy pods that help workers escape from office distractions with advanced features like RFID can improve creativity, concentration, and productivity during work hours.
3. Public Transport Industry - Introducing RFID-sensitive sleep pods in public transport can give people a chance to restfully create a positive travel experience.