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Whether death happens at home, or more commonly, in hospitals and institutions, we're curious about the impact that physical and sensorial experiences, materials and objects can have on the end of life.

What are tangible ways we might create new sensory experiences for patients - touch, taste, smell, sound, sight? What might be needed in order to make in-home dying more accessible? How might we enrich the dying experience in whatever physical setting it occurs, so as to honor our personhoods? Let’s create choices in where and how people die, especially for those who have the most difficult time accessing care facilities.

Posts from Inspiration that informed this Opportunity Area:

The Chrysalis Room | What Happens After 40? | London Hospice 're-styles' Death

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A personalized virtual-reality experience that take us through levels of favorite memories, smells, places, sights, sounds, people and touch

A personalized virtual-reality experience that take us through levels of favorite memories, smells, places, sights, sounds, people and touch

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App that collects audio diaries over life, and played back while the user becomes unconscious and terminally ill.

App that collects audio diaries over life, and played back while the user becomes unconscious and terminally ill.

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VR eases suffering through a winter landscape—you both travel through an outdoor gallery of your favorite images and memories.

VR eases suffering through a winter landscape—you both travel through an outdoor gallery of your favorite images and memories.

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