Enhance the patient experience in imaging sessions with therapeutic Illusions of Nature
Research-Verified Virtual Skylights
CT lighting has a profound effect on the health and recovery process of patients. While natural daylight offers the best therapeutic benefits, in metropolitan hospitals where inward-facing planning is an unavoidable part of building design, a wide array of ambient, task, and accent artificial lighting is required.
These three major lighting functions are limited to illuminating the interior envelope.
Unlike natural daylight, which conveys environmental depth by virtue of its natural medium—the sky—only a content-based architectural luminaire, can restore light's organic connection to open space by channeling its healing spatial attributes.
Beyond Photographic Nature Art
The standard use of nature art in CT lighting relies on backlit panels featuring an assortment of outdoor scenes. These commercial images are used in a wide array of promotional media, ranging from printed literature and artwork to marketing banners and POS displays. Unfortunately, multi-purpose nature art imagery is not captured with the compositional cues necessary to establish environmental context.
Sky Factory's approach to CT lighting is unique. Rather than employ commercial photography, which relies on techniques that distort the field of view with a wide angle lens or other visual artifacts, our team of artists capture and frame our photographic compositions with the single minded intent of designing a powerful simulation of open sky and undisturbed nature.
The Restorative Benefits of Virtual Skylights
Unlike representational photography, Sky Factory's photographic compositions are part of a wider design framework called Open Skies Image Technology. This method employs proprietary nature imagery as the first element in creating genuine architectural illusions. Calibrated printing techniques working in tandem with modulated light intensity and color temperature yield distinct visual planes.
The result is an impressive luminescence that allows modular compositions to achieve a three-dimensional effect on a two-dimensional plane ranging from standard drop ceilings to any finished ceiling treatment. Furthermore, when these image panels are combined with architectural reveals to enhance perspective, the installation appears to recede, forming part of a natural exterior that surrounds the interior envelope.
This creates an illusory effect that triggers a deeper "Relaxation Response" in CT patients that taps our innate Biophilia—our our hard-wired love of nature—and through it, enliven its most universal experience: a visual connection to open sky.
The Most Therapeutic Modular Ceiling System
Sky Factory's illusions of nature are a unique, fourth type of healthcare lighting that not only provide a therapeutic portal to open skies, but also use one of our two RF-free LED lighting systems (edge-lit or backlit) to invigorate our circadian rhythm in isolated interiors.
Immediate Benefits for Clinical Environments
Sky Factory's evidence-based CT lighting:
**Sky Factory's healthcare lighting is the only product of its kind with published, peer-reviewed studies highlighting the positive clinical outcomes of its products on patients.
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You can experience our content-based CT lighting systems by requesting a visit from our mobile gallery showroom, the SkyMobile. See our schedule.
Sky Factory also showcases its suite of products at the largest and most established radiology, healthcare, and specialized trade shows in the U.S. and around the world.
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Custom-Tailored to your Workspace
Our family of Luminous SkyCeilings and Luminous Virtual Windows, in addition to our Digital Cinema line are designed to enhance the patient experience in every area of a hospital, clinic, or care-giving facility.
You can enhance occupant wellness in:
While the most immediate benefits are seen in patient care, these installations can also enhance other interior environments such as:
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Our experienced Sky Designers look forward to working with you and giving your workspace a therapeutic advantage from competitors that quickly translates into quantifiable benefits to the bottom.
Promoting healing requires outstanding attention to environmental design. Take advantage of our research-verified virtual skylights—illusory views to nature that alleviate stress, reduce anxiety and mitigate pain medication usage.
Because of our installations' superior realism and exquisite composition, as well as their unmatched luminescence and quality craftsmanship, Sky Factory Luminous SkyCeilings and Luminous Virtual Windows transform the look and feel of isolated interior spaces with effective illusions of sky and nature.
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