CareTunes is a concept that challenges the clinical utilization of audible alarms (beeps) of monitoring devices found in ICUs. It is developed as a continuous musical stream that summarizes patient vital signs and presents them to clinicians in a coherent, logical, and pleasant way.
How can we remove all alarm sounds from the patient room when medical staff is not present in the room? And how can we communicate these alarms to the responsible nurse remotely? An answer to these questions is our Intensive Care Alarm System - ICAS - a promising concept developed by a Joint Master Project group last year. Currently, ICAS is the subject of investigation of one of the groups in the course 'Advanced Embodiment Design', a major course run for the Integrated Product Design Masters at the TU Delft. Their system is from now on called 'UltiMo'.
Graduation project about shaping the desired context of intensive care regarding patient monitoring, by considering the current state of patient monitoring in the Intensive Care Unit, future trends and technological developments in medical care.Dilip Birdja, Lianne Simonse, Elif Özcan Vieira and Ard Struijs
Analysis of the satellite monitoring problem, to define a sound alarm philosophy that foresees different levels of urgency/criticality associated with typical operator actions based on contextual enquiry in the field, and the corresponding implementation of a library of coherent sounds that include 3 themes of 5 sounds each that map to the levels defined.Judy Reed Edworthy, Elif Özcan Vieira and René van Egmond