Acoustic Panel Design for Use in the Hospital Environment

Paula Andrea Gomez-Velez, Maria Del Pilar Rivera-Vega, Beatriz Janeth Galeano-Upegui, Sebastian Gallo-Pizano, Nelson Javier Escobar-Mora

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Abstract

One of the current problems is noise pollution, which occurs not only in environments with high noise levels such as buildings, but also in spaces of calm and rest, such as hospital environments. Therefore, engineering has been used as a tool that enables the development of different works around the topic of acoustic absorption. The present work covers the whole process of designing a new acoustic panel prototype, which takes as a starting point the opportunities for improvements that were found in the project carried out by Rivera-Vega et al. and the current regulations of the hospital environment. For this, a design process was carried out based on the use of morphological matrices as a tool for evaluating different sketches against the requirements of the hospital sector. Because of the process, the final design of the acoustic panel was obtained and will then go to a construction stage. This design demonstrates the application of the concept of patient safety for elements that facilitate the stability and not obstruction of the panel.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 9th International Seminar of Biomedical Engineering, SIB 2018 - Conference Proceedings
EditorsAna Maria Rudas Nino
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538670088
DOIs
StatePublished - 18 Sep 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Seminar of Biomedical Engineering, SIB 2018 - Bogota, Colombia
Duration: 16 May 201818 May 2018

Publication series

Name2018 9th International Seminar of Biomedical Engineering, SIB 2018 - Conference Proceedings

Conference

Conference9th International Seminar of Biomedical Engineering, SIB 2018
Country/TerritoryColombia
CityBogota
Period16/05/1818/05/18

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 IEEE.

Keywords

  • Acoustic panel
  • design
  • hospital environment
  • hospital requirements
  • noise

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