This concept of a tactile and portable light therapy lamp was developed in a projects in cooperation with NASA. The background is the scenario of a possible life on Mars in a very distant future. How would we coup with the lack of sun light. A sunny day on Mars is like a cloudy day on Earth. A light source that gives us the light we need to keep our mood up and our circadian rhythm going would be necessary.
On Earth, four out of ten Swedes are more tired then normally during the winter. Winter depression can range from slight dullness to very severe depression. The most common treatment is light therapy.
In this project I have been working with to parallel scenarios, one for Earth and one for Mars. The scenarios have cross-fertilised each other and lead to this tactile and portable light therapy lamp.