Biophilia hypothesis suggests humans have innate connections to nature which may affect their health and productivity.
Yet we currently live in a world that is rapidly urbanizing with people spending most of their time indoors. Therefore, biophilic design, which incorporates natural elements into the indoor environment, has received increasing attention in both design and health fields. We developed a tool by combining virtual reality (VR), eye-tracking and wearable biomonitoring sensors to quantify the short-term health impacts of biophilic design in buildings.
Effects of biophilic interventions in office on stress reaction and cognitive function