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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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Spend your last days in a nice resort-like facility.  Where you and your loved ones are more comfortable and less stressed.

Spend your last days in a nice resort-like facility. Where you and your loved ones are more comfortable and less stressed.

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A new type of hospital space that doesn't look to replicate the home but better transitions the individual and family for change.

A new type of hospital space that doesn't look to replicate the home but better transitions the individual and family for change.

Photo of Emily
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Imagine being under the trees, sky, sun, clouds, rain, and all that is, instead of four white walls, when one's last breath is taken.

Imagine being under the trees, sky, sun, clouds, rain, and all that is, instead of four white walls, when one's last breath is taken.

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An app that would allow dying people to create untraditional memoirs through voice recording, images, music, and/or poetry.

An app that would allow dying people to create untraditional memoirs through voice recording, images, music, and/or poetry.

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