Healthcare affective lighting (HAL) : systems and methods for the study of ‘non-visual’ effects of indirect, ‘blue-regulated’, full spectrum, solid state, ‘white’ lighting on clinician wellness and performance, and ‘patient-safety’

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Perez, Octavio Luis
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Dunn, Stanley
Kaplan, Harold
Walf, Alicia
Dyson, Anna H.
Gray, Wayne D., 1950-
Issue Date
2016-12
Keywords
Multidisciplinary science
Degree
PhD
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Abstract
Short wavelength (‘blue’) light is known to mediate ‘non-visual’ effects of light in humans. These effects, that go beyond the pure ‘visual’ function, can affect human wellness and performance, as it has been reported in previous scientific research in laboratory, office, education, clinical and aero-space setups. Lighting has been recognized in the fields of human factors, ergonomics, and systems engineering, as an environmental factor that can affect clinician wellness and performance, and the occurrence of medical error. The aim and novelty of this research is to study the potentially beneficial ‘non-visual’ effects of lighting in the clinical environment to advance ‘patient-safety’.
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December 2016
School of Science
Department
Multidisciplinary Science Program
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
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