Operating rooms that are too noisy are just as difficult to work in as offices where ambient noise is too loud.
Researchers at Rensselaer’s Lighting Research Center have found that exposing people to reddish light during the “post-lunch dip” can be advantageous.
Flooring influences people's impressions of a facility.
New research suggests that people developing spaces that will be used by autistic people, for example, as classrooms, should insure that those areas are pet friendly.
Silvis reports information shared by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality linking particular healthcare design decisions to quality of care provided.
A Swedish study has empirically linked stress and hypersensitivity to sounds.
The Center for Health Design has related a new report on factors that contribute to patient falls in hospitals (“Contribution of the Designed Environment to Fall Risk in Hospitals”).
Recent research has confirmed the importance of providing surgery patients with opportunities to hear soothing sounds during their procedures.
Research recently completed by the Interactive Autism Network and lead by Dr. Paul Law, indicates that nearly half, of children with autism wander – or run- out of their homes, schools, etc., “and more than half of these children go missing.”