Conventional medicine uses diagnostic techniques to identify and suppress symptoms to purport to heal, assuming symptoms as the whole disease. However, these techniques ignore the relationship between mind and body, and how emotions catalyze healing or illness. Therefore, we aim to develop a meaningfulness-driven product to trigger reflection upon illness, supporting healing processes from emotional and mental fields. Homeostasis Sanatoris is a balance generator object that facilitates dialog between patients and physicians using analogies. The analogies symbolize the process we live with disease and symptoms to recover the balance our body needs. We tested the product in therapeutic sessions with both, patients and physicians. The results were very positive, successfully the reflection took place in and every person that interacted with the product could identify what they need to find their own balance.
Positive Design, Balanced, Design for health, Product, Healing