Dunston, Phllip; McGlothlin, James; and Arns, Laura
An Immersive Virtual Reality Mock-Up For Design Review Of Hospital Patient Rooms
Abstract: Having identified a scarcity of evidence-based design principles and practices for patient-centered healthcare environments, researchers at the Purdue University Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering have developed a Virtual reality (VR) mock-up of a hospital patient room to explore its efficacy for identifying how physical environment and design elements impact behavior, processes and safety. The VR patient room mock-up is designed to have a high degree of interactivity to facilitate evaluation of the designed space as a “healing environment.” Positive feedback from healthcare practitioners regarding the mockup has motivated the Investigators to leverage their experience to create VR mock-ups for other hospital units and venues.
Keywords: CAVE, mock-up, design review, patient room, patient-centered design
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