Nathan, Wood, and Giles-Corti share information collected in focus groups with people living in retirement villages related to older individuals and walking. They report that “the presence of services and facilities within retirement villages facilitated active living among residents . . . .
Nathan, Wood, and Giles-Corti moved knowledge on designing for exercise forward by noting “that locating retirement villages in neighborhoods with many local destinations may encourage more walking than providing many services and facilities within villages. Indeed, safe villages rich with amenities were shown to be related to less walking in residents . . .
Veitch reports conclusions drawn from a review of research related to in-home windows
Trying to design to make healthy eating more likely?
Research in care homes indicates that how furniture is arranged can significantly influence resident activity.
The Center for Health Design has released a literature review prepared by Anjali Joseph and Xiaobo Quan that can be used to assess risks to patients in long-term living facilities.
Researchers at The Ohio State University investigated the psychological repercussions of being exposed to dim light (5 lux) for 8 hours each day and normal daylight (150 lux) during the other 16.
Costa investigated the tendency of people to sit in the same seat each time they are in a public space.
Several recent studies have clarified how space can be used to meet individual patient and caregiver needs.