In January 2018 we collaborated with leading London property developer EcoWorld Ballymore on a research project at its flagship Wardian London development in Canary Wharf to explore the impact of indoor environments maximized for Vitamin Nature on psychological wellbeing through biophilic design.
We used a waterfront greenhouse full of air purifying plants, an abundance of natural light, wellness lighting for the dark winter afternoons, pine forest aromatherapy, mindfulness games, biofit's acoustic music and nature sound playlists, as well as a de-humidifier to boost air quality and improve thermal comfort.
Over 100 visitors attended the space during the three-week research project, each of them completing a questionnaire upon arrival and departure.
Coordinated by a team of expert scientists from the nearby University of Essex Green Exercise Research Group, including Dr Mike Rogerson and Professor Jules Pretty OBE, the data explored stress levels, anxiety, negative mood state and nature-connectedness (a sign of vitality).
indoor green exercise research
During our pop-up showroom in London in January 2017, we commissioned the UKActive Research Institute and University of Essex Green Exercise Group to carry out the world's first scientific research study into the health impact of 'indoor green exercise' (biofit natural fitness classes + biofit designed natural interiors).
118 participants completed a questionnaire before and after a 60min biofit group class; of those,
reported feeling less stressed after their session
reported an improvement in positive mood state
felt more connected to nature, a reflection of vitality and purpose