V. A. Healthcare Long Beach
With the United States’ military actively engaged in two wars over the last decade the need for more and better healthcare for veterans has become a priority. The Department of Veterans Affairs is renovating many of its facilities around the country and is keeping abreast of the latest advances in healthcare, including the patient-centered and evidence-based design movements. The VA is an active member of Planetree, the national non-profit organization that promotes design guidelines and process improvements that help to make facilities more patient-friendly.
Looking to include a biophilic element that both soothed and empowered patients, administrators at VA Long Beach Healthcare contacted The Sky Factory about the new Digital Cinema illusions of nature products. The Digital Cinema Displays – eScape™ and SkyV™ – not only provide hours of rapturous sky views to relax mind and body, but also allow for user interaction in choosing scenes to play during their procedures.
VA Long Beach took a powerful positive step to meet their patient-centered goals by installing a Sky Factory SkyV Digital Cinema Display over the PET/CT scanner. Now, patients undergoing the half-hour procedure are transported to a light-filled sky with moving clouds, birds, and overhanging flowers and foliage. This kind of positive distraction is a documented benefit of views to nature. And, the more realistic the view, the more profound is the effect.
This Installation Features:
SkyV Digital Cinema DisplayTM
SkyV uses three 40" HD LCD monitors to synchronously display a single UltraHD composition of real skies, moving clouds and other sky events.