Hospital Room Lighting for Improved Patient and Staff Experience

Jennifer DuBose, Mo Ghasempourabadi
Clayton Feustel

Utilizing a fully tunable and dimmable LED lighting system in a mock patient room, we have been able to test the acceptability of a dozen lighting conditions. Improving the lighting in hospitals has the potential to improve the patient experience, promote better sleep hygiene and allow nursing staff to conduct critical tasks as night without waking the patient.

Jennifer DuBose
Craig Zimring, Leandro Tonetto, Elahn Little
Raha Restagar, Clayton Feustel, Tanmay Naik, Yasaman Gholami, Harshika Seth, Sofia Lomeli, Andrea Green, Anna Andani, Catherine Foss, Kareen Yeung, Daniel Park, Cancan Wang, Mili Parikh

We evaluate existing research, conduct our own research, test proposed solutions in simulated medical environments, and translate those solutions for broad applications. We develop tools, data sets, and evidence that influence building design, health information technology, and healthcare products.

Working with architects, engineers, medical personnel, and others, we help find ideas for spaces and environments that are easier to navigate, safer for providers, more comfortable for patients and more collaborative for providers.

Our current research is focused on Design for Mild Cognitive Impairment, Infection Prevention and Safety, Lighting in Healthcare Spaces, and Teamwork in Primary Care.