When NorthBay Healthcare opened the new North Wing of their NorthBay Medical Center, the nonprofit health care system also unveiled a new interactive donor wall created with the help of Sensory Interactive.
The interactive installation is located in the main lobby of the three-story, state-of-the-art facility in Fairfield, California. It showcases the supporters of the NorthBay Healthcare Foundation, highlights the institution’s services, and provides an introduction to the organization’s leadership.
Sensory Interactive designed the donor wall for ease of installation and maintenance, as well as for maximum compatibility with the lobby’s architecture and interior design. The 98-inch, 4K LCD display is housed in a free-standing cabinet that was fabricated off-site by Vision Sign of Las Vegas and assembled at the hospital with minimal disruption to the surrounding environment. The free-standing nature of the attractive, thoughtfully designed enclosure also provides outstanding ventilation and easy access to the LCD display and other hardware.
Sensory Interactive worked with the facility’s architect to customize the hardware and enclosure to meet the lobby’s specific physical requirements and also address the regulations that California’s Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) has for interactive digital displays in health care facilities.
Sensory Interactive also worked with the staff of the NorthBay Healthcare Foundation to create and implement a plan for the donor wall’s content. Sensory Interactive team members began by evaluating available videos, photography, and narrative information. They then developed a plan for organizing the content to make it easily accessible and consumable in the interactive touch-screen environment. With that plan in place, the team handled the editing and formatting of all content to meet the technical, design, and usability requirements of the system.
The modular, freestanding nature of the display and its enclosure means that it can be deployed in a wide range of environments with minimal customization. This has NorthBay looking at other facilities in its network for possible installations in the future.
It also has Sensory Interactive excited about the prospect of deploying the system for other healthcare, hospitality, residential, and corporate facilities across the U.S.
“Over the past year or so, we’ve put a lot of thought into creating a modular, scalable approach for this type of system,” said Sensory Interactive President Randy Byrd. “One that offers outstanding design and best-in-class hardware for situations where a fully customized solution isn’t required.”
“This installation for NorthBay Healthcare clearly illustrates the potential of this approach,” continued Byrd. “The end result delivers more than a decade of Sensory Interactive experience and expertise, in a pre-configured solution that is economical and easy to deploy.”