This Isolation Helmet Is Meant To Help Office Workers Be More Productive
Ukraine – For many, the enemy to productivity is distractions from other people. While many offices are tearing down cubicle walls for a more open-concept office space, this can impede on people’s focus with increased chatter and visible micro movements.
The solution? A new helmet designed by Ukranian design company Hochu Rayu which gives coworkers the option of blocking out their surroundings so they can concentrate more fully on their work. Coined ‘Helmfon’, it’s basically a cubicle for your head that reduces the noise around you, enabling you to focus solely on what’s directly in front of you. Helmfon’s prototype looks like a regular helmet, except jumbo size. It’s designed to cover your cranium and forehead with a large opening at the front. It might seem like such a large accessory would cause a strain on your neck, but it has a cutout design at the base to rest naturally and comfortably on your shoulders. There’s also a bar at the front to ensure proper balance without straining the neck in any way. The helmet base is padded so it can rest comfortably in place. The interior is equipped with a microphone, speakers, camera, Bluetooth phone system, and the camera lets you attend virtual meetings over Skype. The use of Helmfon for meetings is one of the biggest benefits since it can save on office space. Remote workers can chime in on conference calls and workers may not have to leave their desk to contribute.