Advertisement

Improving the Mood of Elderly with Coloured Lighting

  • Andre Kuijsters
  • Judith Redi
  • Boris de Ruyter
  • Ingrid Heynderickx
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 277)

Abstract

The ACE project aims at developing an adaptive ambience creation platform which can improve the well-being of elderly people in care centers. The system will contain a sensing platform, which measures and analyses the context in a room and an ambience creation platform, which creates ambiences with proven effectiveness for improving the mood of the elderly. It has been shown in literature that lighting can influence people’s mood; however, consistent effects have scarcely been documented. The effects of lighting characteristics on atmosphere perception, on the other hand, are better documented. It has been proved that ambiences with a positive affective meaning (e.g. cosy, activating) can be created with the combination of functional and atmospheric LED lighting. We expect that these ambiences can improve the mood of elderly towards its affective meaning. The experiments we intend to perform in order to achieve that goal are discussed in the paper.

Keywords

Mood Ambience Atmosphere perception LED lighting Elderly 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Vogels, I.M.L.C., de Vries, M., van Erp, T.A.M.: Effect of Coloured Light on Atmosphere Perception. In: Association Internationale de la Couleur, AIC (2008)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Küller, R., Ballal, S., Laike, T., Mikellides, B., Tonello, G.: The impact of light and colour on psychological mood: a cross-cultural study of indoor work environments. Ergonomics 49, 1496–1507 (2006)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Mclntyre, I.M., Norman, T.R., Burrows, G.D., Armstrong, S.M.: Human melatonin suppression by light is intensity dependent. Journal of Pineal. Research 6, 149–156 (1989)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Lewy, A., Wehr, T., Goodwin, F., Newsome, D., Markey, S.: Light suppresses melatonin secretion in humans. Science 210, 1267–1269 (1980)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Boyce, P., Barriball, E.: Circadian rhythms and depression. Aust. Fam. Physician 39, 307–310 (2010)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Golden, R.N., Gaynes, B.N., Ekstrom, R.D., Hamer, R.M., Jacobsen, F.M., Suppes, T., Wisner, K.L., Nemeroff, C.B.: The Efficacy of Light Therapy in the Treatment of Mood Disorders: A Review and Meta-Analysis of the Evidence. Am. J. Psychiatry 162, 656–662 (2005)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Baron, R.A., Rea, M.S., Daniels, S.G.: Effects of indoor lighting (illuminance and spectral distribution) on the performance of cognitive tasks and interpersonal behaviors: The potential mediating role of positive affect. Motivation and Emotion 16, 1–33 (1992)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    McCloughan, C.L.B., Aspinall, P.A., Webb, R.S.: The impact of lighting on mood. Lighting Research and Technology 31, 81–88 (1999)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Knez, I., Niedenthal, S.: Lighting in Digital Game Worlds: Effects on Affect and Play Performance. CyberPsychology & Behavior 11, 129–137 (2008)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Knez, I., Enmarker, I.: Effects of Office Lighting on Mood and Cognitive Performance And A Gender Effect in Work-xRelated Judgment. Environment and Behavior 30, 553–567 (1998)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Knez, I.: Effect of indoor lighting on mood and cognition. Environmental Psychology, 39–51 (1995)Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Seuntiëns, P.J.H., Vogels, I.M.L.C.: Atmosphere creation: Atmosphere and light characteristics. Philips Research (2008)Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    Choy, K.: Atmosphere creation in the living room: The freedom of light characteristics in atmosphere perception for the living room. Media and Knowledge Engineering. Delft University of Technology, Delft (2009)Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    Vogels, I.M.L.C.: Atmoshere metrics. In: Westerink, J.H.D.M., Ouwerkerk, M., Overbeek, T.J.M., Pasveer, W.F., de Ruyter, B. (eds.) Probing Experiece: From Assessment of User Emotions and Behaviour to Development of Products. Philips Research Book. Springer, The Netherlands (2008)Google Scholar
  15. 15.
    Russell, J.A., Pratt, G.: A description of the affective quality attributed to environments. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 38, 311–322 (1980)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. 16.
    Vogels, I.M.L.C.: How to make life more colorful: From image quality to atmosphere experience. In: 17th Color Imaging Conference, pp. 123–128 (2009)Google Scholar
  17. 17.
    Martin, M.: On the induction of mood. Clinical Psychology Review 10, 669–697 (1990)CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andre Kuijsters
    • 1
  • Judith Redi
    • 1
  • Boris de Ruyter
    • 2
  • Ingrid Heynderickx
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Delft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Philips ResearchEindhovenThe Netherlands

Personalised recommendations