The “Nature Trail” Is An LED Wallpaper Installation Designed To Calm Children On Their Way To Surgeryby Morgana Matus, 01/02/13
A hospital stay is a nerve-wracking experience for children and adults alike. With this in mind, the Jason Bruges Studio in the UK, created an interactive LED installation on the walls that lead to the operating room at the Great Ormond Street children’s hospital to both distract and delight young patients. Hoping to calm kids with glowing images of animals, the Nature Trail transforms the stark, sterile environment of the hospital into a magical journey.
Nature Trail would be fit for any world-class museum or cultural center. Young patients at the Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital are led through an amazing display of art and technology on their way to surgery, fascinating and relaxing them as they interact with the installation. An incredible 70 panels and 72,000 LED’s are embedded into the wall panels and triggered by motion, so that they illuminate abstracted animal shapes amongst a forest scene. Lights are placed at varying levels to accommodate the different heights of the children, who range in age from 1-18. Truly captivating, kids as well as their families, doctors, and hospital staff have all seen the power of the Nature Trail as it casts a gentle glow of tranquility on otherwise stressful situations.