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Safe and Sound (Asleep) : Sleep Pod Safety Perceptions Pavlakovic, Rachel; Sandhar, Palvi; Tang, Rebecca; Liang, Tony; Ruan, Yingjun; Kotsos, Nick


The purpose of our research was to discover which features of the napping pod environment would be perceived as the most safe. In order to answer this question, we surveyed 103 undergraduate students, all of who are currently studying at the University of British Columbia. The level of safety respondents felt when napping in sleep pods was measured by a survey containing 10 questions, an outline of which is included in appendix A. Respondents were able to rate their felt safety on a scale ranging from 1 (I don’t feel very safe) to 7 (I feel very safe). There was an additional question at the end of the survey, which allowed participants to comment and address any other safety concerns they had regarding the implementation of sleep pods on campus. The results of the survey showed that, while students would generally feel safe napping in sleep pods, the introduction of secure storage for belongings and the inclusion of interior locks on the sleep pods, account for the greatest increase in perceived safety. Disclaimer: “UBC SEEDS provides students with the opportunity to share the findings of their studies, as well as their opinions, conclusions and recommendations with the UBC community. The reader should bear in mind that this is a student project/report and is not an official document of UBC. Furthermore readers should bear in mind that these reports may not reflect the current status of activities at UBC. We urge you to contact the research persons mentioned in a report or the SEEDS Coordinator about the current status of the subject matter of a project/report.”

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