Today, mental illness is one of our most common folk diseases, with the withdrawals of antidepressants reaching record high levels within Sweden. Todays medication brings a lot of side effects, resulting in the act of reaching out for help feeling very big. By using light therapy, the amount of medication can be reduced, mental illness can be eased and prevented. This project aims to enlighten the subject of mental illness and explore how we, by design, can provide light therapy for personal use.
The outcome is Ljusna, a light therapy lamp intended for home use.
Ljusna offers the advantages of a light therapy lamp in a design that fits your home. By changes in temperature throughout the day, or by the users' needs, Ljusna helps the user to maintain a healthy circadian rythm which is favourable in order to maintain a good mental health.
By using Ljusna the user can improve their mental well-being by implementing light therapy in everyday life,
in a natural way.