The implementation and use of switchable glass in hospitals have created a new world of opportunities, resulting in a reduction in operational costs, better patient experience and improved recovery rates. In today's article, find out why smart glass is a great replacement for traditional hospital curtains.
Hospital-acquired Acquired infections Infections (HAI) or nosocomial infections are an extremely common occurrence in hospitals around the world. One out of every twenty-five patients in the United States is affected by an HAI and a large number of these bacteria concentrate on traditional fabric curtains that are currently being used.
Although awareness of sanitation has increased over the years, most of the HAI pathogens are drug-resistant bacteria that simply cannot be removed. One of the most common wards where HAIs occur is the intensive care unit (ICU) and emergency rooms, where doctors treat serious diseases. This makes smart glasses, which are state of the art antibacterial solutions, the clever choice for medical centres.
High tech dynamic glass variants are extremely hygienic, easy to clean and can even be operated with the help of voice commands or wall switches and remote controls.
The introduction of electronic glass that allows the penetration of natural light provides an enhanced patient experience and uplifts patient rooms. A study on the benefits of daylight in healthcare buildings authored by Professor DTG Strong of BRE Group shows that allowing daylight to pass through and fill the medical space provides a reduction in the average length of hospital stay, quicker post-operative recovery, reduced requirements for pain relief, quicker recovery from a depressive illness and disinfectant qualities.
Electronic glass changes form instantly, from clear to frosted and vice versa. It gives patients and nurses the ability to adjust privacy and lighting conditions quickly and efficiently.
Additionally, patient rooms that are often confined and offer limited mobility. Smart glass or films that provide a full view of the environment create larger spaces and create a pleasant recovery area for both patients and healthcare workers.
Smart Glass technologies offer a reduction in costs on energy by maximizing the availability of light, reducing the transfer of heat and simplifying cleaning and disinfection processes.
It’s time to transform your medical space and reap the benefits of a revolutionary innovation in the field of glass.
If you already have glasses, a retrofit Smart Film, also called Self-Adhesive Smart Film is a perfect solution to enhance your glass by sticking the Smart Film for privacy on demand, while giving up on existing curtains and blinds.