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dnp LaserPanel used for visual therapy in mental illness recovery

The Municipality of Billund in Denmark has utilised light, darkness and images to aid patients’ recovery from mental illness via a high-contrast dnp LaserPanel solution.

The Municipality of Billund in Denmark wanted to use light and images to promote mental health and speed recovery in its new sensory therapy room. LIGHTCARE was approached and responded by incorporating a cost-effective, high-contrast dnp LaserPanel solution.

LIGHTCARE created a modern sensory therapy room for people experiencing or recovering from mental illness. The idea included the use of light, darkness and images to adjust patients’ hormone production around stress, happiness and sleep. With a room lighting level in excess of 10,000 lux, choosing the right screen was critical.

On why the 100in dnp LaserPanel solution was selected, Claus Søgaard, CEO of LIGHTCARE, explained: “The space-saving all-in-one LaserPanel’s outstanding feature is the way its micro-optical structure rejects the ambient light. The excellent black gives a high-contrast image that is ideal for this brightly lit setting.”

Responsive technology is important in this application. The dnp LaserPanel projector starts up and shuts down in less than 10 seconds. Claus added: “Moreover, long-lasting laser technology saves on running and maintenance costs compared with traditional lamps.”

The combination of lighting and evocative, realistic images creates better treatment options in a safe, warm environment. Patients and relatives can relive past experiences together, for example. Or staff can help patients through procedures (e.g. personal hygiene) that might otherwise lead to frustration.

Both the Municipality and LIGHTCARE are delighted with the results. “State-of-the-art, yes,” commented Søgaard, “But still affordable, because the LaserPanel’s impressive 100in image comes in at only a fraction of the cost of an LCD flat-screen alternative.”