The Well Living Lab, a research lab founded by Delos and Mayo Clinic, announced window and door manufacturer Marvin will serve as the lab’s partner in developing a Well Living Lab test home. The Well Living Lab Test Home: A Marvin Collaboration is anticipated to open in 2023 in Rochester, Minnesota, according to the lab. Scientists with the Well Living Lab will utilize the new space to conduct research focusing on pre-retirement populations and studying indoor interventions and related health outcomes.
“With many older adults seeking to remain in their homes as they age, this is an exciting opportunity to work toward our vision of creating the ‘home of the future,’” says Dr. Bruce Johnson, Well Living Lab research director. “Optimizing the environment can result in a smart home that plays a pivotal role in tracking and improving health as we age.”
The mission of the Well Living Lab is to advance health and well-being through science-based solutions that improve the indoor environment.
“By collaborating with Marvin to make our test home a reality and extend our studies beyond the walls of the lab into an actual home environment, we can build on our research to better apply our discoveries in ways that benefit everyone.”
Marvin joins more than 20 organizations as a Well Living Lab Alliance Sustaining Member, supporting scientific advancement to generate evidence-based findings that can be used for societal benefits.
“We believe there is much to learn about our behaviors and corresponding opportunities for well-being in the home, and this is a significant opportunity to identify solutions that can help us live better,” says Christine Marvin, Marvin chief marketing and experience officer. “Gathering real data about how people feel in their homes—along with the impacts of light, air, and views in a space—is exciting as we explore expansive innovation in residential design.”