NORVISION Announces First Successful Implementation of Multimedia Screens in Radiation-Rich Environments
TEMPE, Ariz., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — NORVISION, an innovation leader in the digital signage industry, announced its successful implementation of the NORVISION “Skylite” In-ceiling Video-wall. Installed in Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center’s radiation rooms, the recessed ceiling screens project calming imagery and serene videos to patients receiving radiation therapy.
“This is the first time this has been done in radiation therapy rooms,” said Don May, Vice President at NORVISION. “The system helps patients endure the often tedious and stressful radiation treatments. It’s a beautiful system. The screens are recessed into the ceiling, giving it a natural sky-light look-and-feel.”
Installing the screens challenged NORVISION’s engineering team. Standard electronics and LCD screens fail in the radiation-rich environment. The solution was to recess and protect building-block style MicroTiles, manufactured by display company Christie Digital. NORVISION developed a tablet app to manage the content.
The process for the patient is simple. Upon entering the radiation therapy room, the patient selects scenes from a digital media library. Once the treatment begins, hospital technicians start the content loop via a wireless tablet. Content is automatically updated by adding media to cloud-based storage systems such as Dropbox or Goggle Drive.
About Banner MD Anderson
Banner MD Anderson, located on the Banner Gateway campus, delivers cancer care to patients in Arizona through the collaboration of Banner Health and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Banner MD Anderson offers focused disease-specific expertise in the medical, radiation and surgical management of the cancer patient; an evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach to patient care; access to clinical trials and new investigative therapies; state-of-the-art technology for the diagnosis, staging and treatment of all types of cancer; oncology expertise in supportive care services. For more information, visit http://www.BannerMDAnderson.com.
NORVISION designs, builds and manages intelligent digital signage networks for the retail, healthcare, event and entertainment industries. Using advanced sensors and analytics our systems attract viewers and deliver relevant context that creates measurable results for our clients. For more information, please visit. www.norvision.com
Media Contact at NORVISION: Don May 480-550-2361 Email