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Philips Imagination Light Canvas to Brighten Patient Visits

Philips Imagination Light CanvasPhilips Electronics revealed today the first Imagination Light Canvas, part of the new Mercy Medical Centerin Rogers, AR which is set to open its doors March 16, 2008. The interactive light wall will serve to relieve stress for patients and visitors of the facility.

The canvas, the first of its kind according to Philips, is an interactive light wall using touch screen and Philips technologies to animate 1,420 LED lights. Measuring 14-feet by 6-feet, the Imagination Light Canvas can have up to six people drawing at the same time, while only consuming the equivalent of a single toaster in daily energy.

Donated to the Mercy Medical Center by Philips, the wall will allow visitors and patients to draw with light using their hands, with the entire spectrum of colors and shapes. The images will remain visible for a few minutes and then disappear. The wall is located in the Women’s and Children’s waiting area of the centre. Read More...

“We created the Imagination Light Canvas specifically for the Women’s and Children’s waiting room of the new hospital to lessen the tension, anxiety and stress that families often experience when waiting for child birth,” said Paul Zeven, CEO of Philips Electronics North America, via news release . “We predict it will be a big hit with both children and adults.”

Susan Barrett, president of Mercy Health System of Northwest Arkansas, stated, “Mercy is extremely grateful to Philips for helping us transform the healthcare environment for our visitors.”

The Mercy Medical Center is part of the Mercy Health System of Northwest Arkansas, a not-for-profit faith-based health system, provides healthcare services to residents in northwest Arkansas and southwest Missouri.