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Panasonic's 'Wear Space' Boosts Focus in Open-Concept Settings

 - Oct 9, 2018
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Open-concept workspaces that are built without partitions have their own advantages but these kinds of settings can also be distracting—with its newest wearable concept, Wear Space, Panasonic is looking to tackle this issue head-on.

Wear Space is like a personal partition and a pair of noise-canceling headphones in one, as the prototype can be put on the head and acts like a pair of blinders, effectively blocking out audio and visual distractions. The lightweight gadget developed by Panasonic's Future Life Factory team was recently shown at a co-working space in Tokyo.

Those who frequently set themselves up in a co-working space or an open-plan office will know some of the difficulties of working in such close proximity to others, yet Wear Space is a potential solution for focus and productivity.