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First smart lighting testbed installed in hospital inpatient setting


January 15, 2016

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In an effort to study the effects of lighting on human health and diseases, the Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute recently installed a novel hospital inpatient lighting test bed for the study of automated lighting at the University of New Mexico Health Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The test bed is a demonstration of the success of the multi-institutional, interdisciplinary Engineering Research Center Program funded by NSF.Full Story

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