Australians have long known the benefit of a quick tea break, a quiet moment of reflection, or just some time to switch off. In fact, a study by Australia’s own, The Quiet Company, proves that just 10 minutes of quiet time increases your productivity. To encourage more Australians to have some well deserved quiet time, The Quiet Company is today launching a crowdfunding campaign to fund production of the Q Pod.
The Q Pod is an Australian-made privacy pod that people use to work, relax or recharge as they ‘embrace their quiet side’. Used anywhere the Q Pod allows users a unique space to step away from their everyday tasks, take some time out and practice the art of quiet time.
The results from their user testing* have shown that after a single, ten-minute Quiet Mind Experience in the Q Pod:
- Heart rates relax by 33%
- People feel 28% calmer
- People feel 32% more focussed
- People perform 27% better when asked to repeat a stringent psychometric test.
Founder and Managing Director, Gethin Fisher, says:
“I created The Quiet Company as I felt that there weren’t many spaces or places designed for quiet people like myself. I’d often crave some quiet time during my workday and there weren’t many public places where I felt comfortable doing that.
The results from our user testing are super encouraging. Not only do people feel better after some quiet time in our Q Pod, they’re also more focussed, efficient and accurate in their work. A compelling reason for the Q Pod to be everywhere.”
In production with partner Tilt Industrial Design, the Q Pod is driven by a biometric algorithm that tailors each experience to suit your mood or body shape and is available for user testing throughout June.
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About The Quiet Company
The Quiet Company is a health and wellbeing business that helps people to embrace their quiet side. For some folk that means being more focussed and productive in their work day. For others it’s the time to meditate and be still. And for many quiet people, we are a new retail experience where you can find some calm in the chaos.
Our primary brand asset are our custom-built Q Pods, which offer comfort, calm and productivity benefits in a variety of settings. Our Q Pods are available for hire in a range of business and public settings at $100-a-week on a 12-month contract or can be bought out right for $10,000 + GST.
Our retail offer is The Quiet Community which is a unique spatial oasis where quiet people can be themselves, by themselves in a welcoming, safe and non-judgemental social setting.
Our key target audience are the delicate souls of introverts, an often maligned and misunderstood group within society. We hope to build a strong, inclusive international community around our business as we give people the time and space to think and be happy.