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Hospital wayfinding system receives Architect's Choice award

LogicJunction Inc., an interactive software development company specializing in hospital wayfinding technology was presented with the Architect’s Choice Symposium Distinction Award Sept. 21 at the 2011 Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo in Chicago. Craig Knowles, general manager of LogicJunction’s Wayfinding Division, received the award from Emily Howard, editor of Facility Care magazine.

“It is very gratifying to be recognized by the health care architecture profession for our hospital wayfinding system,” Knowles said. “These professionals have realized a significant problem of modern medicine is simply getting lost at the hospital. Our interactive wayfinding technology addresses this problem with a sophisticated yet simple system that easily accommodates ongoing changes to hospital floor plans and facility usage.”

The Symposium Distinction Awards were judged by a panel of health care architecture experts from throughout the United States. The Architect’s Choice Product Award is presented yearly to the product whose design contributes to the enrichment of a healing environment through unique design and operational support.

The LogicJunction Hospital Wayfinding System provides detailed step-by-step directions via interactive touchscreen wayfinder stations at key locations in the hospital. Maps and individualized walking instructions are generated for each location. A computerized avatar encourages use, and wayfinders employ mapping technology. More importantly for evolving health care campuses and those under construction, the wayfinders’ dynamic mapping accommodates changes to a structure or pathway, keeping them continually accurate as construction progresses.

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