KELOSOUND® participated in a project, where Mammoth Kelo and Lean Kelo played nature sounds at the Kalasatama health and well-being centre in Helsinki. The Mammoth Kelo was placed in the lobby next to the laboratory waiting area, while the Lean Kelo was located in the corridor where social services and psychiatric polyclinics were situated.
We interviewed visitors of the health and well-being centre and were amazed by their comments about the positive effect the nature sounds have on the ambiance. Many commented that the KELOSOUND®sounds “bring nature in mind and take you away from the cold sterile environment.” Some said that the sounds brought thoughts about summer and childhood. We also witnessed the KELOSOUND® sounds calming down a crying baby and entertaining bigger children. The personnel of the health centre reported that disabled patients enjoyed greatly hugging the Kelos and listening to the sounds.
Here are some quotes from the interviews:
“It feels relaxing, natural and uplifting. It feels like those responsible for these premises care about how we, visitors, feel while being here.”
“It feels like being in a forest, when you put the ear against the wood, it sounds differently.”
“It feels different, like you were diving into your own world. The thoughts can escape this environment for a moment. Just like in nature.”