Elevate the Care Experience
Luminous SkyCeilings provide the single most restorative feature any environment of care can offer—a room with a view.
Enhance the patient experience with evidence-based virtual skylights
Our evidence-based design installations create therapeutic spaces that enhance the patient experience. Let us help you create restorative clinical interiors that facilitate treatments and diagnostic care.
Evidence-based Illusions of Nature
Neural research on Sky Factory's Open Sky Compositions has received international recognition for its exceptional quality and practice-based application.
Imaging & Oncology Environments
Diagnostic and therapeutic imaging settings are often visually intimidating spaces. The key to a successful scan rests on the comfort level of the patient.
Luminous SkyCeilings dissipate the confining feeling of isolated interiors by creating a perceived connection to a natural exterior.
Our biophilic illusions of nature mimic spatial reference frames that our memory recognize from past experience enjoying the beauty of a peaceful open sky.
“No one enters our CyberKnife vault without commenting on how beautiful the Luminous SkyCeiling is.”
Richard L. Deming - Medical Director
CyberKnife Radiosurgery Center, Mercy Medical
Des Moines, IA
Reception & Waiting Rooms
Unlike overstimulating televised content, our suite of virtual skylights and simulated nature panoramas create a relaxing focal point in interior waiting rooms.
Our Digital Cinema line features fluid, long-form nature footage that is properly scaled to fit within a faux skylight or window-like frame.
By providing an architectural context to the visual content, we alter how occupants perceive their surroundings.
Select from a variety of natural panoramas, wildlife, and underwater marine environments and imbue public spaces with an inviting and soothing ambiance.
Patient & Emergency Rooms
Patient rooms without access to a genuine view to nature can still benefit from biophilic engagement with our family of Luminous SkyCeilings, including our Personal Revelation SkyCeiling, which fits in even the most equipped ceilings.
Larger patient suites are also ideal environments for Luminous Virtual Windows, particularly in metropolitan hospitals with no visual access to natural spaces.
“Incorporating a Luminous SkyCeiling is an excellent way for designers to provide patients with the benefits of a natural skylight, even on the ground floor of a multistory urban facility.”
Scott Widdall - Project Architect
Lancaster General Hospital, Radiology Dept.
Therapeutic interventions often require that patients lay still, in a supine position, for the session duration. However, we instinctively seek a visual anchor point to rest our eyes and explore our surroundings.
Luminous SkyCeilings, Luminous Virtual Windows, and our suite of Digital Cinema products add another dimension to isolated clinical spaces by effectively reducing the observer’s perceived sense of scale.
“The Luminous SkyCeilings have enhanced our patients' surgical visits. The sense of nature, peace, and calmness permeates the recovery room area. It is the talk of the community!”
Joyce Deno - Chief Operating Officer
Regent Surgical Health
Transform interior hallways into pleasant throughways by expanding their perceived spatial attributes.
Luminous SkyCeilings and Luminous Virtual Windows allow the tunnel-like dimensions of deep plan floors to gain a palpable sense of expansion that provides relief to patients and staff.
“Visitors find the Luminous SkyCeiling very comfortable and children are especially responsive to it.”
Teufel Cardiology Clinic