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Lighting Student Presentations on Health and Lighting

by: Kaylee Lynn Rowland

Lighting Student Presentations on Health and Lighting 308

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Notes on specific groups of people and how lighting affects them.
Lighting Design
Julie Peterson
Class Notes
Lighitng, Design, Studen, Presentations, health, specific, groups
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Date Created: 09/16/16
Des 308 Lighting Design Instructor: Julie Peterson Wednesday, September 14, 2016 Student Group presentations WEEK 2 Health and light Activity Dementia in Senior Living Dementia – Loss of genitive functioning –ability to think, remember, and reason and well as behavioral abilities - Inhibits them to be able to do everyday functions - Multiple kinds including Alzheimer’s - No cure 65 and older Risks - Alcohol use - Drug use - Mental illnesses Types of living - Retirement housing – more independent - Assisted living – some care not 24 7 - Nursing home care round the clock - Special care units – 24 7 Lighting design - Exposure to blue light for 2 hours could be a treatment for improving sleep - Biodynamic lighting o And artificial light source that replicates daylight and sunlight o Helps them sleep better during night so they sleep better because they tend to wander. Autism See Slide Show ADHD - 1 and 3 children will outgrow it - Light therapy is proven to be effective o Sunlight o Show approved attention under full spectrum lights - Design solutions o Natural sunlight o Full spectrum lamps  Concentration  Visual clarity  Reduce eye strain, fatigue and glare  More natural daylight look  More expensive o Create space with softer lighting Cancer - Lighting patterns down corridors to allow for patients to rest in it and have quality lighting when they are fatigued - Colors and lighting o Warm lights give a comforting feeling o Non direct lighting o Bedside controls o Windows for natural light o Flexibility to block out natural light if needed o Fun lighting to brighten the mood o Minimal contrast – can make patients sick - Put all of these things into all of hospital settings Season Affective Disorder - Emotional disorder (Winter months – September through April) o Depression o Tiredness - Effects 1 – 2% o 30 degrees and up north and south of equator are the affected areas - **Dawn simulation o Wakes you up with alarm that shines light like daylight hour before wakeup time - Light therapy Boxes o Light that simulates daylight – talk to a doctor - Try and get as much daylight as possible Alzheimer’s - 2/3’s are women - 2 X’s are AA compared to Caucasian - Sleep problems o Cranky, irritable, wanting to nap on a daily basis o Insomnia o Sun downing – increased agitation of attitude - Bright light therapy o Helps circadian rhythm - Design solution o Signs at eye level o Personalize rooms – helps them remember using visual cues of where they are  Photos and small mementos for personal room  Painted doors – bathrooms etc.. o Contrasting colors to easily see furniture items o Themed or colored corridors – wayfinding - Lighting design o Minimize sharp lighting contrasts reflection on floors o Minimize glare from windows and lights o Even lighting o Light important signs o Decrease visibility of doors that wound not be for use o Lighting is a good way to make room distinct o Increase light to help see for older age o Increase contrast o Limiting wall mounted light to prevent glare. Light and Health on Autism Miranda S. | Anna C. | Jessie L. | Kaylee R. What is Autism? Facts: ● More than 200,000 U.S. cases per year ● Can't be cured, but treatment may help ● Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong ● Requires a medical diagnosis ● Lab tests or imaging rarely required ● Impacts the nervous system. Definition: a mental condition; present from early childhood, characterized by difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts Symptoms & Types Common: -Difficulty with communications Observations: -Difficulty with social interactions Behaviors: inappropriate social interactions, poor eye contact, compulsive behavior, -Obsessive interest impulsivity, repetitive movements, self-harm, or repetition of words or actions -Repetitive behaviors Treatment: Developmental: learning disability/ speech delay - Anger management therapist Cognitive: interest in a few things or problems paying attention - Family Therapy Psychological: unaware of others' emotions - Behavioral Therapy - Speech Therapy Also common: anxiety, change in voice, sensitivity to sound, or tic - Sensory Processing - Medications: Antipsychotic Demographics ● Usually appears before age 3 ● It affects 1 in 68 children ● Boys are 4 more times likely to get it than girls ● In 2008, a danish study found that autism itself does not affect a person's mortality rate, but mortality risk is twice as high as the general population, mostly due to accidents. ● The rate of people getting autism has been growing steadily for the past 20 years Light Specific Needs for Autism Because people with autism can struggle with processing sensory information ● Lack of glare ● Lack of contrast ● Lack of intensity ● Lighting that doesn't disturb them or cause distortions ● Lighting that does not cause unwanted distractions Solution ● LED lighting fixtures ● Eliminates flickering ● Light filters Sensory Mood Lighting ● Stimulate, Develop, Balance sensory systems ● Various colors ● Bubble Tubes ● Companies get involved ● Safe to touch ● Customizable More Light Specific Needs for Autism ● Light with no flicker potential ● Improved sleep ○ Reduction in behavioral issues related to seasonal depression ○ Less Stress ● Aid in cognitive abilities ● Hormonal balances ● Insulin production ● Growth in speech, physical, emotional and mental development Solution ● Daylight ● Triggers Circadian Rhythm ● Produces Serotonin Sources e


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