How can advances in biotechnology foster pluriversal health beliefs?
What if bio-sensors could simulate non-scientific medical beliefs such as Traditional Chinese ‘qi’ and Tantric ‘chakras’ and ‘kundalini’?
THE FUTURE SCENARIO
Body system technology advances to accurately monitor electrochemical, electromagnetic, temperature, movement, breathing rate, heart rate, blood analysis, and hydration to simulate monitoring of alternate health approaches such as qi and the meridians, chakra spin and kundalini flow—as well as key bio-medical aspects.
The DESIGN FICTION
A biotechnology patch that uses various combinations of data sources to foster wellness diversity and allow the discovery of other beliefs (Western bio-medical, Traditional Chinese, or Tantric Buddhism).
*Future Scouting aims to champion values during futuring to ensure we are always fostering our preferred futures.
1. Wello App
Accompanying the Wello Patch, the Wello App allows users to choose their medical belief (Western bio-medical, Traditional Chinese, or Tantric Buddhism) to receive a related body map.
Wello then tracks the user’s health according to chakra flow and alignment, qi flow, or bio-medical indicators.
2. Future Web Page
A promotional product web page design exploring the product and service design evolved several new considerations:
- Sustainable patch design, including sustainable materials, reusable packaging, and more
- Diversity design, including patch design allows people to represent themselves differently
- A subscription-based model