Improve patient experience in your hospital, with a unique research-based lighting system. HealWell uses innovative illumination to support healthy sleep, alleviate anxiety, and lift mood in patients and staff..
Supporting natural sleep rhythms
Science shows that light has a significant impact on our health and well-being. Not only does it affect our mood, but it also controls our natural biorhythms. By mimicking natural daylight patterns in hospitals, where patients are indoors all day, artificial illumination can support a healthy sleep-wake cycle. HealWell has been designed specifically to achieve this by automatically changing the brightness and hue of the light throughout the day, reflecting the conditions outside.
Researching the benefits of HealWell
The technology was put to the test in the cardiology department of the Maastricht University Medical Center, in the Netherlands. The study measured sleep patterns, mood, and other variables in patients staying in HealWell-equipped rooms. To enable a comparison, the same measurements were taken from patients who were in rooms with conventional lighting.
The tests confirmed that light has a positive effect on patients. Compared to rooms with conventional lighting, measurements in rooms equipped with HealWell showed:
• Improved patient and staff satisfaction
• Longer sleep duration for patients
• Shorter time taken for patients to fall asleep
• Enhanced mood of patients, as derived from the HADS (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale) depression scores
German Heart Institute
Find out how the German Heart Institute is using light to improve care for patients in critical condition