The original study in Germany yielded some surprising results. It found that, using certain lighting scenarios, pupil attentiveness and concentration were considerably increased. In addition, reading speed rose by 35% and hyperactivity was reduced by up to 76%.
To see if these same results could be achieved in Austria, the regional government selected three schools to use in a pilot test. The 6-month long study was conducted using 98 pupils, spanning three different age groups. The investigation was carried out by the child and adolescent psychiatry and psychotherapy department at the Landesklinikum Donauregion in Tulln, using scientifically-proven procedures.
The results were impressive. The findings reinforced those of the German study, with slight variations in individual parameters. Dynamic lighting was shown to reduce restlessness amongst pupils, increase their concentration, and lead to them making fewer mistakes. However with the pupils in Austria it was reading comprehension rather than reading speed that improved. Overall, the study supported the notion that SchoolVision can enhance the learning environment for children.
SchoolVision is a ground-breaking lighting solution that enables the light atmosphere in a classroom to be modified simply by pressing a button. The learning atmosphere can be set to suit the occasion, helping children to stay alert or calm down at different times of the day.