Lighting and Health

Circadian-aware lighting and light-based regulation of circadian rhythms has the potential to significantly improve productivity, health and well-being in healthy patient populations as well as for workers with disrupted sleep cycles, hospital patients and individuals sensitive to lighting effects.  Control algorithms based on established circadian dynamics are instrumental in the implementation of circadian-aware lighting.  The ERC is exploring significant opportunities for research utilizing advanced circadian-aware lighting systems and associated health applications.  Goals include the research, development, testing and evaluation of smart lighting technologies for their impact on the health and well-being of both healthy individuals and specific patient populations.

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