Parkin to present at Nashville Healthcare Design Expo & Conference

Parkin Director Robin Snell will be presenting at the 2020 Healthcare Design Expo & Conference in Nashville, TN, November 7–10, 2020 hosted by the Center for Healthcare Design.

Robin will be co-presenting with Saleh Kalantari, PhD, EDAC, Assistant Professor, Design + Environmental Analysis, Cornell University. The session will focus on a study to test and optimize design strategies prior to facility construction. The study follows several parallel themes. First, a robust evaluation of signage and wayfinding systems in an acute care hospital using virtual immersion (VR) and biometric data to provide rigorous human response testing prior to construction. Second, the validity of virtual immersion (VR) and biometric data as a tool to evaluate human response to environmental stimulus during the design stage of a project, including an understanding of cost, logistics, and return on investment.