Smart glass, or switchable glass, can transform from privacy glass to near-transparent
glass with the addition or removal of an electrical charge.Smart glass allows it
to reach further, helping patients heal and return home sooner.
A new antibacterial glass developed by AGC Glass Europe reportedly kills 99.9
percent of bacteria and maintains its functionality over time.Though using smart
glass in hospital renovations would require removing existing structures to add
glass walls, the process would be much simpler for new hospitals.
In the future, glass walls will allow patient charts and vitals to be displayed
digitally on the surface.The hospitals of the future will combine operable glass walls,
bacteria-resistant glass, and smart glass to create a versatile, high-tech space that kills
bacteria, enables privacy with the push of a button, helps medical staff work efficiently,
and heals with natural lighting.
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