The third school of the L4H international project: starting on March 19
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The final third school of the LIGHT4HEALTH international project, implemented under the Erasmus + Strategic Partnership grant program, will be held from March 19 to May 5, 2021. The main research topic will be the impact of lighting on human health in medical institutions, which is very relevant in the context of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The third summer school will complete the cycle of L4H consortium partners’ meetings, which includes the world's leading universities and European schools in the field of architectural lighting design. Among the participants are Aalborg University (Denmark), Hochschule Wismar (Germany), KTH Royal Institute (Sweden), ITMO University (Russia), Thomas Jefferson University (USA), University of Wolverhampton (UK). Aalborg University in Copenhagen will act as the host university.
Just like in 2020, L4H educational programs will be held online in the form of international groups consisting of participants from each of universities. Students will be given access to pre-recorded lectures and will be able to remotely communicate with experts from various universities.
During practical seminars the participants will learn to gather, analyze and interpret the collected data. To study the layouts they will be given 4 rooms - patients rooms, waiting room, health center, physical education room. Using simulation software (Dialux, Velux Visualizer, etc.), students will evaluate the lighting conditions in the studied rooms and answer the following questions: how much light is needed for a particular space and how to achieve this? They will also develop recommendations for improving lighting. Lighting analysis will be carried out taking into account the perception characteristics of various user groups: children, youth, elderly people.
The learning process for the third school will take six weeks and will be divided into five training modules. During the first introductory module (March 19 to March 26), students will learn about best practices, new healthcare standards at the CIE and IES, special lighting fixtures (TJU-John Hanifin), and design with simulation tools (HSW). In the second module (March 26 - April 9), dedicated to the topic of "Daylight", participants will be taught about the role of eyesight, daylight standards and its assessment. During the third module (April 9 - April 16), students will explore dynamic and interactive lighting in healthcare facilities. In particular, interesting aspects such as the use of virtual reality in distraction therapy, lighting and autism, VR and autism, lighting control and interfaces will be touched upon. Using the knowledge gained, students will be able to incorporate dynamic lighting elements into their final projects.
Module 4 (April 16 - April 23) will focus on Biofeedback and Measurement Devices (HSW). Students will learn about handheld spectrometers, flicker meters, actigraphy, and eye tracking. The last fifth module (April 23 to May 5) will be devoted to the work on the final group lighting project within the framework of the third summer school. With the help of modeling tools (HSW) and software (Dialux, ALFA, etc.), each group will develop its own lighting concept for the medical space, aimed at preserving the health and well-being of users. The fifth module will end with a final presentation of group projects.
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