Our Scientists Want to Improve Conditions of Convalescence in Hospitals
The team, led by the Warsaw University of Technology Associate Professor Anna Bogdan, PhD (Eng) from the Faculty of Building Services, Hydro and Environmental Engineering, is conducting a project aimed at making hospitalized patients recover in rooms with better air conditioning and ventilation.
Prof. Bogdan explains that human thermal perception is influenced by parameters of thermal environment (i.e. environmental conditions), a person’s activity level (i.e. how much heat is generated) and their clothing. “All internal environment standards are made for healthy people, there are no official guidelines concerning ill people”, explains the researcher. “Patients are hospitalized, take medicine, suffer. We want to improve such people’s comfort with small steps”.
WUT'S researchers work on a range of scientific topics which are explored in different areas and on a different scale. Often the outcome of these helps with the development of new technologies or everyday products to come into being.