Cutting Edge
Eculus Therapeutic Hydroponics
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Cutting Edge
Eculus Therapeutic Hydroponics
Eculus introduces therapeutic hydroponics into the urban home environment, aiming to enhance general mental health and well-being by integrating chromotherapy and therapeutic horticulture to cultivate indoor herbs and spices. In recent years, urban living environments have been associated with detrimental effects on mental health and well-being. Approximately 45.8 million adults across England have reported experiencing symptoms of common mental health problems, such as stress, anxiety, and depression. The increasing prevalence of urban living limits space for gardens, restricting the practice of therapeutic horticulture. Eculus offers users the opportunity to improve their mental health and well-being from the comfort of their own homes. The product utilizes therapeutic oscillation motion to water the plants equally while delivering the active and passive benefits of plants, alongside various multi-sensory features such as sound and lights. The chromotherapy session also provides various benefits regarding the user’s general health and well-being.
2023
Jake Eccles
Industrial Design & Technology BA