Bring Nature Indoors
Sky Factory products are designed to bring deeply relaxing views to nature to interior senior living environments lacking visual access to natural, open space.
Enhance Resident Wellness
Our award-winning Open Sky Compositions and landscape panoramas make any enclosed interior more comfortable by triggering spatial cognition (depth perception) and establishing a therapeutic connection to a perceived natural exterior.
Evidence-based Illusions of Nature
All our installations are designed as architectural portals that bring multisensory stimuli—open skies, beautiful landscapes, and even exotic sea life—in scaled, modular images or in unedited, full motion, digital cinematography.
Community Living Spaces
Community is at the heart of senior living. Whether its independent living developments, assisted living, or even nursing care, having access to a strong social circle is a key component of wellness.
Our Luminous SkyCeilings are award-winning architectural features that transform gathering spaces into relaxing environments where time with friends and family is well spent.
“We were trying to make a 50 year old campus much more modern in today's competitive environment and we were looking for something that might be great for our residents, something different from what others are doing.”
Michael Palmieri - President & CEO
Crafts Areas, Cafes & Amenity Rooms
In areas where activities involve a balance between focused attention and social interaction, our Digital Cinema line offers the visceral, healing experience of motion and spatial proximity to a variety of natural environments.
By providing architectural context to visual content, residents perceive access to soothing natural environments, lending interior spaces a remarkable ambiance of quiet and repose.
Select from a range of natural panoramas, wildlife, and underwater marine environments to enhance your residential experience.
Private Residential Space
Residential spaces without access to a genuine view to nature can still benefit from biophilic engagement with our family of Luminous SkyCeilings.
Large walls without windows are also ideal spaces for Luminous Virtual Windows, where it is possible to create the vivid impression of a restorative panorama to arresting landscapes and undisturbed environments.
“It is really nice to sit in the room on a rainy day and feel like you are outside on a spring day. Everyone that visits compliments our Luminous SkyCeiling. We are planning to add one to our healthcare center, too. I think it will be money well spent for the residents we care for.”
Laura Jett - Director, Memory Care Unit
Cypress Glen Retirement Community
Memory Care & Sensory Stimuli Rooms
When residents showing signs of cognitive decline, by necessity their movements tend to be monitored and often restricted. This leads to a challenging situation for care facilities. Keeping residents with diminished cognitive ability engaged in reduced space requires therapeutic multisensory stimulus.
Sky Factory's Digital Cinema product line provides a research-verified, architectural solution to enhance memory care units and outfit sensory rooms with illusions of nature—virtual portals, windows and skylights—that create perceived open space, which automatically reduces mental agitation.
Unlike overstimulating televised content that creates a cognitive load, our unedited, feature-length footage is designed to reduce mental agitation and trigger an automatic Relaxation Response (the same one we experience in nature).
Hallways & Wayfinding Spaces
Transform interior hallways and other interior spaces into pleasant throughways by providing a pleasant multisensory connection to perceived, open sky.
Providing an intuitive, visual connection to the sky, residents can easily navigate areas of the facility that may be disconnected from a natural exterior. A virtual skylight or window can be the difference between exacerbating or alleviating distress in older residents that remain indoors for extended periods.
“The Luminous SkyCeilings provide a sense of arrival to a special place. The installations do what we wanted them to do. They make a very nice statement.”
Michael Palmieri - President & CEO