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2022 INTEGRATION AWARDS Healthcare
Applied Global Technologies
(AGT): Wellstar Wellness Rooms
- Wellstar Kennestone Hospital
AGT along with Spatial Inc. provided healthcare workers at Wellstar Kennestone
Hospital with immersive soundscapes to help relax and de-stress in a demanding
environment. By Amala Reddie
THERE IS CERTAINLY nothing more
stressful than being a frontline healthcare
worker during the COVID-19 pandemic.
That anxiety-laden situation drove Applied
Global Technologies (AGT) to enlist in a
partnership to design private spaces that
feature immersive sound environments
that provide a respite for frontline healthcare
workers in a hospital setting. The
project was part of a larger $1.5 million
project for Atlanta-based Wellstar Health
System, in partnership with Spatial Inc.
and HealthTunes, to install 16 Wellness
Rooms across Wellstar's local-area hospitals
and health parks.
The Implementation
Working with HealthTunes to develop
custom soundscapes for its Wellness Room
projects, the partners selected Spatial to
manage and deploy the fully immersive
experiences because of its ease of use
to create 360-degree soundscapes and
then deploy with physics-based tuning to
easily fit any room's dimensions, and for its
hardware-agnostic capability to work with
an integrator's preference on equipment.
The installation at Wellstar Kennestone
Hospital in Marietta, Ga., includes
a mix of 32 speakers and subwoofers
across a primary shared wellness room
and three private wellness rooms. The
system provides hospital employees with
various soothing AI-driven, non-looping
environmental soundscapes they could
choose from via a touchscreen interface
to help them escape, relax, de-stress and
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Spatial's immersive audio platform combined with HealthTunes' evidence-based 'MusicMedicine'
allows healthcare workers at Wellstar to choose a soundscape.
even process difficult experiences such as
losing a patient.
Wellstar contracted AGT to help implement
the wellness rooms while in parallel
initiated conversations to be the first
hospital group to design and develop the
wellness rooms with Spatial. AGT specializes
in hospital projects as part of its expertise
in managing large-scale contracts for
commercial, government and education
clients nationwide.
Spatial's immersive audio platform combined
with HealthTunes' evidence-based
'MusicMedicine' allows nurses, doctors
and other healthcare professionals to
choose a soundscape. This could be a
forest or a deep sea dive with singing
whales, where they feel like they are
transported away from the pressure of the
hospital. The soundscapes are enhanced
with the option of Auditory Beat Stimulation,
a research-based approach that uses
low-frequency pulses to entrain relaxed
brain states and relax the parasympathetic
nervous system.
Need for Soundscapes
Studies show that physically moving away
from a hectic environment, even for just a
few minutes, helps to regulate our emotional
wellness while reducing feelings
of stress and anxiety. Wellstar adds that
it is the first health system to use such
immersive AI-driven audio technology in a
clinical setting.
The installation provided health workers
access to wellness rooms where, via a
touchscreen interface, they can select from
numerous peaceful and calming realistic
360-degree soundscapes to transform the
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COURTESY OF WELLSTAR HEALTH SYSTEM, APPLIED GLOBAL
TECHNOLOGIES, SPATIAL INC.
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