Sensory Delivery rooms
By using the knowledge and experience from Wavecare Technology, we have succeeded to transfer the sentiments from our other audiovisual programs in color and movements into Luminous Textiles, a LED textile surface transforming the themes.
Philips has developed an innovative concept, in collaboration with Nordsjællands Hospital and Wavecare ApS, where soothing tones, changing coloured lighting and imagery on the wall will create a calming and stimulating ambience for the benefit of women in labour, their families and the medical staff. The maternity ward at Nordsjællands Hospital has opened today two brand-new facilities known as “sensory birthing rooms”. In future, they will provide the setting for the births of some babies delivered at the hospital.
Hillerød, Denmark – Nordsjællands Hospital wanted to modernise its delivery rooms with the aim of creating a room which could be changed in an instant from a normal delivery room to a sensory room, with imagery, lighting and sound used together to create a soothing and stimulating ambience. When it came to choosing partners to collaborate with on this assignment, the hospital opted for Wavecare ApS and Philips, who during last year have developed the solution which is currently installed in two of its delivery rooms. The idea behind this is that the solution can serve as inspiration for other construction projects, including the New Nordsjællands Hospital.
A project with a clinical objective
“The use of lighting, sound and imagery in delivery rooms is based on developments over many years. It is intended to help women in labour to experience calm and reassurance during the birth, thereby enhancing the experience of giving birth for both the woman and her family. We also expect the new sensory birthing rooms to help create a more pleasant working environment for staff,” says Katrine Hornum-Stenz, chief midwife at Nordsjællands Hospital.
Textile panels with specially developed film programmes create peace and harmony
“The task of producing soothing movements, colours and lighting via the textile panel has required a great deal of innovative thinking and development. On the other hand, the result we have produced is also ideal for use in many other areas of the healthcare sector and can be adapted for other patient groups,” explains Bjørn Wennerwald from Wavecare ApS.
Philips has produced a film about the maternity wards.
40 minutes runtime. Relaxing colors and movements to soothe the patient by reducing the cortisol level.
20 minutes runtime. Warm tones, makes you feel welcome, when arriving at the ward.
20 minutes runtime. To stabilize the breathing rhythm, when the patient is tense.
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