MXD: Healthcare

The Future Of Healthcare Using Multisensory Experience Design (MXD)


Research focusing on the quality of multisensory experiences and its enrichment for patients, particularly the design of multisensory spaces and its impact on engagement and wellness, is very limited. For this reason Arigami has developed its Multisensory Experience Design or MXD program to specifically address best practices within multisensory healthcare environments. Healthcare providers have long used technologies that employ multiple sensory modalities, including sound, sight, and touch, in order to construct knowledge about the human body and better interpret health-related information.

Healthcare technologies already use sound, touch, and sight to track and monitor the body in order to better explain and understand its processes. How can we further extend these multisensory practices and aim for additional patient benefits? Our multisensory research framework aims to reach individuals with dementia, children undergoing frequent visits to hospitals, and the caregiver community of professionals and families involved with patient care. Research studies and anecdotal evidence have already shown that the use of sensory engagement with patients of various needs manifest with meaningful impact towards beneficial patient effects. This includes decreased disruptive behaviour and agitation, increased alertness, reduced apathy, positive impact on mood and increased social engagement.

Who are the healthcare communities that can most benefit from our MXD case studies?

  • Mental health patients

  • Elderly seniors with dementia

  • Children with learning disabilities

  • People with autism

  • Children with challenging behavior

  • People with brain injuries

  • People with physical or mental disabilities

  • Those who are in occupational therapy

  • People with sensory processing disorders (SPD)

Our research has also confirmed the positive effects of multisensory elements on carers and staff through increased well-being, improved interpersonal relationship with the patients and increased job satisfaction. Our interdisciplinary research team, a collaboration between scientists, technologists and designers, has evolved from a broad consideration of the role of design within healthcare and the alignment of our passion to provide positive design interventions that can generate on the quality of life and well-being of all people.

Interested in learning more about Arigami’s MXD Healthcare Program? Contact us so we can discuss more and find ways we can collaborate using our network of interdisciplinary science experts.


The Future of Hospitality Using Multisensory Experience Design (MXD)

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Since its beginning, the hotel industry has constantly evolved and transformed to meet the changing needs of travelers. While the industry has always been innovative, the recent advancements in technology have catapulted the industry into unprecedented change. While we know of simple ways to appeal to people’s senses and encourage their well-being, the process and ramifications of how our bodies and brains relate and react to the outside world is far more complex. At Arigami we are addressing these complexities by conducting research using our Multisensory Experience Design or MXD program. This innovative approach to research uses a multisensory framework and is tackled by a network of interdisciplinary scientists from over ten ivy league institutions.

Its important not to overlook sensory experiences, your hospitality brand may be missing a great opportunity to develop new and strong emotional associations with your customers. Our MXD service focuses on the research that leads to the creation of new sensorial experiences and designs that leverage your consumer’s ability to experience the services, and most of all help generate designs that make your consumers engage so much that they buy into your service offerings.

Designing a memorable guest experience in an ultra-competitive marketplace is quite the challenge. Every minor detail makes a difference! Arigami's MXD program will help you stand out from the crowd and take your hotel brand experience to new heights by tapping into the power of multisensory science. MXD will enhance your guest's experience and drive a new wave of brand loyalty beyond the momentary difference of gimmicks.

What are the tangible business benefits of MXD sensory integration and sensory optimization?

  • Deliver welcoming and seamless environments your guests won't forget

  • Multisensory designs can influence guest behavior and brand recognition

  • Establish deeper emotional connections with guests

  • Connect with customers mind in a multi-modal manner

  • Grow occupancy rates with sensory technologies

  • Validate approach using verified science

  • Culturally shift management and staff with

  • Use data to begin sensory smart profiling

Interested in learning more about Arigami’s MXD Hospitality Program? Contact us so we can discuss more and find ways we can collaborate using our network of interdisciplinary science experts.


The Future Of Mobility Using Multisensory Experience Design (MXD)


What is MXD Mobility? It’s Arigami’s multisensory scientific approach for combining several items of in-car sensory technologies to bring drivers a unique sensory experience. Drawing on all the senses (and subsenses), we see the future of mobility as empty canvases that functions like a cocoon enveloping motorists in an atmosphere of comfort, relaxation and wellness. While most car makers have undoubtedly excelled at using the senses of sound and vision to communicate a message of power and desire; the next wave of design challenges are found in their ability to integrate other sensory modalities beyond the gimmick practices of today.

The word connected means more than just the Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I) connotations that most in the driver-less space think of. At Arigami we believe that the word connected also refers to a sensory shift that must happen for this new technology to solidify and transform our mobility experiences for the better. That sensory shift includes thinking differently about how we approach multisensory science; addressing wellness and stress reduction within the current auto and mass transportation design formulation.

As world populations and cities continue to grow at an exponential rate, people are looking for new transportation solutions that make life easier, healthier and more enjoyable. Making mobility multisensory will depend on how well companies can work together and manage to share data within different mobility ecosystems. Our industry partners believe that reducing stress in our commutes and enabling new forms of interaction/entertainment will soon take center stage.

This next phase in mobility will completely change how customers view and experience transportation. We can already observe such shift taking place in other areas of mass consumption. Our MXD Mobility case studies enable brands to configure a specific wellness setup that suits their customers mood or needs, while simultaneously enhancing physical comfort and performance on the road.

Interested in learning more about Arigami’s MXD Mobility Program? Contact us so we can discuss more and find ways we can collaborate using our network of interdisciplinary science experts.