NatoStation (NS) is a virtual reality simulator in which the user experiences visual, acoustic and sensory sensations similar to the prenatal environment: life inside the womb.
Beginning from its dynamic egg shape, NS is ergonomically designed to provide an enjoyable and comfortable experience that allows the user to assume a position comparable to the fetal position. The NS experience can be explained in the following two phases:
Phase 1: Preparation
At the start of the session, the user wears a helmet which has a device to scan the users initial brain waves and determine the level, speed and intensity of the stimulation experienced during the course of the session via video technology. The helmet will emit MegaBrain strobe lights that change the brain frequencies to 8 Hz low alpha waves, which corresponds to a state of deep relaxation.
Phase 2: Projection
The screen inside the helmet begins to light up slowly reflecting amorphous shapes; the user's heartbeat is monitored to synchronize the projection speed as well as the reproduction of the sounds from the mothers belly (heartbeat and intestines). As the simulation initializes, the heated seat is activated to replicate the warmth of the womb, and it begins to rotate in a motion resembling fetal movement. The user begins to feel, hear and stimulate a prenatal state, thus achieving a disconnection from reality, returning to his/her unknown primary environment. The session ends with the chair in a babys birth position, deeming this final stage as: New Birth.
NS will leave the user with an incredible, unique and relaxing experience. The use may be optimized in places with sensory overload; such as, airports, malls, etc. Some users may choose NS for their homes as a convenient and secure way to escape from the day to day grind.
The helmet has noise canceling headphones that contains sensors to scan brain waves and also includes a projection screen. The chair is attached to a mechanical loop which generates the orbital rotation.