The SoundLogger – noise measuring equipment
Many hospital wards suffer from too high noise levels which has a negative effect on patient restitution and creates a bad work environment for the staff. Especially critical patients in ICUs need sleep to be able to recover properly.
The effect of noise on sleep is complex. Therefore the amount of noise in the hospital can not directly be translated into good or bad sleeping conditions.
The SoundLogger measures the sound level in the room and by using complex algorithms it translates the noise into consequences for the patients ability to sleep.
The SoundLogger system is developed in collaboration with the ICUs of Aarhus University Hospital and Viborg Regional hospital, Denmark.