Center for Advanced Visualization and Immersive Therapeutics
Newport Beach, CA
This innovative project for the Hoag Neuroscience Institute provides forward-thinking XR (experiential reality) medical care to the Newport Beach community. At just 1,000 s.f., the Hoag XR Lab’s compact footprint belies its robust array of offerings. The suite features three dedicated spaces:
– a VR therapy treatment room addressing conditions such as phobias, pain, and post-traumatic stress;
– an experiential theatre that allows clinicians to virtually guide patients and families through surgeries in advance of their procedure;
– and a development lab for clinicians to study and build upon the latest advancements in XR applications for healthcare.
Hard lines are softened into curves throughout the suite, using material formwork to create organic shapes with glass and wood. Within the VR therapy treatment room, the design team emphasized using materials conducive to treating patients with neurological or vestibular concerns; for instance, complex patterns were avoided to minimize dizziness.