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Oxytocin Me! Stress Relieving Cushion

Bancos, Emilia Ioana (2013) In Diploma work IDEL01 20131
Industrial Design
Abstract (Swedish)
The Oxytocin Me! project has proven to be a response to the nowadays
increasing focus on high technology. The topic I have chosen is both a health and social matter: stress. In this regard, I have developed a stress relieving product that should challenge people to use their body’s own natural resources.

The result is an ergonomic hug cushion that should stimulate the body to
produce oxytocin hormone. Often called the feel-good hormone, oxytocin has
great benefits upon the health and social life. It blocks out cortisone, helping therefore to reduce stress. It also has an antidepressant effect and can easily be stimulated by hugging.

Hugging is not only a method of defense against stress, but also a great benefit for the health and... (More)
The Oxytocin Me! project has proven to be a response to the nowadays
increasing focus on high technology. The topic I have chosen is both a health and social matter: stress. In this regard, I have developed a stress relieving product that should challenge people to use their body’s own natural resources.

The result is an ergonomic hug cushion that should stimulate the body to
produce oxytocin hormone. Often called the feel-good hormone, oxytocin has
great benefits upon the health and social life. It blocks out cortisone, helping therefore to reduce stress. It also has an antidepressant effect and can easily be stimulated by hugging.

Hugging is not only a method of defense against stress, but also a great benefit for the health and well-being. It makes people happier and more sociable, increasing their self-esteem. Thus, I have developed the hug cushion purposely to imitate the hugging experience. (Less)
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author
Bancos, Emilia Ioana
supervisor
organization
course
IDEL01 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
publication/series
Diploma work
report number
ISRN: LUT-DVIDE/ EX--13/50203—SE
ISSN
ISRN
language
English
id
3911920
date added to LUP
2013-06-28 13:36:41
date last changed
2013-06-28 13:36:41
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  abstract     = {The Oxytocin Me! project has proven to be a response to the nowadays
increasing focus on high technology. The topic I have chosen is both a health and social matter: stress. In this regard, I have developed a stress relieving product that should challenge people to use their body’s own natural resources.

The result is an ergonomic hug cushion that should stimulate the body to
produce oxytocin hormone. Often called the feel-good hormone, oxytocin has
great benefits upon the health and social life. It blocks out cortisone, helping therefore to reduce stress. It also has an antidepressant effect and can easily be stimulated by hugging.

Hugging is not only a method of defense against stress, but also a great benefit for the health and well-being. It makes people happier and more sociable, increasing their self-esteem. Thus, I have developed the hug cushion purposely to imitate the hugging experience.},
  author       = {Bancos, Emilia Ioana},
  issn         = {ISRN},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {Diploma work},
  title        = {Oxytocin Me! Stress Relieving Cushion},
  year         = {2013},
}