14 great solutions
Welcome to the third installment of Building Design+Construction’s “Great Solutions,” highlighting 14 innovative technologies and products that you can put to work in your next project.
iPad-like touch screen signage serves as guide for hospital guests
State-of-the-art technology has turned key public areas of St. Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City, Mo., into a virtual iPad-like touch screen experience for patients and visitors. At the center of the signage and wayfinding program is a wall that incorporates photos and video clips that narrate the facility’s nearly 124-year history. Directional kiosks provide visual instructions on how to get from Point A to Point B within the hospital; guests can also print out detailed directions to any part of the hospital. Design firm Forcade Associates, Evanston, Ill., combined the pioneering technology with traditional interior and exterior signage to help patients and visitors navigate through the 1.2 million-sf hospital.