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This $25,000 meditation pod that looks like an egg is designed be installed in offices and airports — here's how it works

Mary Meisenzahl   

This $25,000 meditation pod that looks like an egg is designed be installed in offices and airports — here's how it works
OpenSeed.OpenSeed
  • OpenSeed sells meditation pods designed to help people relax.
  • The 50-square-foot pods start at $25,000.
  • They use lighting, aromatherapy, and sound for guided meditation experiences.

Offices, hotels, and other features of daily life (back when they were open) can be stressful.

OpenSeed says it has a solution, in the form of 1,000-lb meditation pods that look like something that fell off a UFO. According to the company, they believe "that the human race will access higher states of awareness, not through external technological developments, but by taking the journey within." That's where Meditation Pods come in.

OpenSeed says potential clients include corporate offices, hotels, spas, and even private homes. By 2021, the company plans to start distributing pods to these clients, along with airport lounges, universities, co-working spaces, and more in the US, Japan, and Europe.

Take a look inside the $25,000 mediation pod.

OpenSeed meditation pods "facilitate moments of stillness" in busy environments, according to the company.

OpenSeed meditation pods "facilitate moments of stillness" in busy environments, according to the company.
OpenSeed.      OpenSeed

The pods are designed to be womb-like, to "quiet the mind and elevate performance."

The pods are designed to be womb-like, to "quiet the mind and elevate performance."
OpenSeed.      OpenSeed

The environment is created using sounds, guided meditation, lighting, and aromatherapy.

The environment is created using sounds, guided meditation, lighting, and aromatherapy.
OpenSeed.      OpenSeed

The LED lights are designed to sync up with the audio.

The LED lights are designed to sync up with the audio.
OpenSeed.      OpenSeed

The colors also act as cues for breathing exercises.

The colors also act as cues for breathing exercises.
OpenSeed.      OpenSeed

Users enter and use the screen to select what type of experience they want, including different kinds of guided meditations.

Users enter and use the screen to select what type of experience they want, including different kinds of guided meditations.
OpenSeed.      OpenSeed

The tablet is a 15-inch Elo.

The tablet is a 15-inch Elo.
OpenSeed.      OpenSeed

A compartment inside the pod even holds essential oils that go with different experiences.

A compartment inside the pod even holds essential oils that go with different experiences.
OpenSeed.      OpenSeed

A single user can sit crosslegged on a cushion in the center, or remove the cushion to fit up to three people on the bench.

A single user can sit crosslegged on a cushion in the center, or remove the cushion to fit up to three people on the bench.
OpenSeed.      OpenSeed

Concealed speakers throughout the interior create an immersive audio experience.

Concealed speakers throughout the interior create an immersive audio experience.
OpenSeed.      OpenSeed

OpenSeed says that the speakers also provide "therapeutic sound vibration."

OpenSeed says that the speakers also provide "therapeutic sound vibration."
OpenSeed.      OpenSeed

The pods are able to block out most external noise, but they also come with noise-canceling headphones.

The pods are able to block out most external noise, but they also come with noise-canceling headphones.
OpenSeed.      OpenSeed

Four fans provide ventilation, and the pod is designed to be in a temperature-controlled environment.

Four fans provide ventilation, and the pod is designed to be in a temperature-controlled environment.
OpenSeed.      OpenSeed

Ergonomic seating helps posture.

Ergonomic seating helps posture.
OpenSeed.      OpenSeed

The newest SpaceTime model also includes sanitizing UV lights.

The newest SpaceTime model also includes sanitizing UV lights.
OpenSeed.      OpenSeed

The meditation pod takes up about 50 square feet, but OpenSeed recommends at least 100 square feet to place it.

The meditation pod takes up about 50 square feet, but OpenSeed recommends at least 100 square feet to place it.
OpenSeed.      OpenSeed

It weighs 1,000 lbs. and can be installed as quickly as 12 hours.

It weighs 1,000 lbs. and can be installed as quickly as 12 hours.
OpenSeed.      OpenSeed

The structure is made of plywood, while the interior is felt.

The structure is made of plywood, while the interior is felt.
OpenSeed.      OpenSeed

OpenSeed told Business Insider that the standard pod is $25,000, or the premium model with the advanced sound package is $27,000.

OpenSeed told Business Insider that the standard pod is $25,000, or the premium model with the advanced sound package is $27,000.
OpenSeed.      OpenSeed

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