News | August 16, 2007

“Imagination Light Canvas” Developed by Philips Encourages Visitors to “Paint with Light”

August 17, 2007 – Philips Electronics announced that it will donate an “Imagination Light Canvas,” the first of its kind, to Mercy Health System of Northwest Arkansas for use in the Women’s and Children’s waiting area of the new Mercy hospital opening in Arkansas in 2008.

The canvas takes the form of an interactive light wall, 15-feet long and 6-feet high that uses touch screen and Philips technologies to animate 2,800 LED (Light Emitting Diode) lights. By using their hands to draw on the wall, visitors will be able to generate an entire spectrum of colors and shapes to “paint with light.” The images will remain visible for a few minutes and then disappear. The Imagination Light Canvas can accommodate up to five people drawing at the same time.

Once in operation, the Imagination Light Canvas will only consume the daily energy equivalent of a single toaster.

Valued at over $250,000, Philips’ gift qualifies as a match for the Lee and Linda Scott Challenge.

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