HEALTHCARE DESIGN OF THE FUTURE
Night light intervention for prevention of slips and falls in MCI Patients in In-Patient Setting
Professor- Dr.Craig Zimring, Dr.Herminia Machry
Term- Fall 2020
Team Members- Sunny Kim, Prerana Kamat
Softwares Used- Rhino 3D, Photoshop, Illustrator, Lumion
LumiSafe is a comprehensive night lighting system that integrates several lighting components with motion sensors. On the wall, there is a controllable wall light that allows patients to turn on the lights at night if they need it. On walls near both sides of the bed, passive infrared (PIR) motion sensors will be installed. PIR is not visible and can automatically detect the body in dark environments. When a patient leaves the bed, the light under the bed and anti-slip mat are activated and caregivers are immediately notified.
When the motion sensor detects that the patient has left the bed, notifications will be sent to caregivers and care partners not only to inform them that they have left the bed but also the duration that patients are away. The anti-slip mat is completely flat and sticks to the floor to prevent trip and fall, and the lighting turns on due to the PIR motion sensor. In addition, LED lighting along the bed handrail is to be activated based on the patients’ sleep pattern.