Getting in bed with neuroscience, architecture & healthcare

To back up his graduation project with some hands-on research, Steef Meijer is going to put the effects of light and scale in hospital rooms to the test. With a little help of reality glasses (those virtual reality goggles), a bed, blanket, stress indicators and hopefully you, he’ll be simulating different kinds of rooms and measuring peoples reaction to them. Interested in applying as a participant? Please send an e-mail to shtmeijer@remove-this.gmail.com. The research Within healthcare architecture, terms like ‘Healing Environment’ and ‘Evidence-based Design’ are gaining popularity. The idea that the built environment can positively effect a person’s well being has become more and more important within healthcare facilities. One of the most important aspects of patient care seems to be the reduction of stress levels. Stress can for instance have negative effects…


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