Doplor is an interactive, inaudible painting that shows the main contributions of sound disturbances in the intensive care unit (ICU). With this concept, graduate student Roel Redert wants to make nurses aware of the auditory consequences of their behaviour. As a result, sleeping time for patients and talking time for nurses should be balanced.
UltiMo is a user-sensitive patient monitor developed by Pinch Studio, a project team of industrial design engineering master students. By sensing who is present in the room, the monitor adapts its displayed information in either the clinician, patient or visitor mode. Therefore, the monitor adjust itself to the users' needs.
CareTunes is a concept that challenges the clinical utilization of audible alarms (beeps) of monitoring devices found in ICUs. Graduate student Koen Bogers developed it as a continuous musical stream that summarizes patient vital signs and presents them to clinicians in a coherent, logical, and pleasant way.
Graduate student Lotte Salomé developed a visual dasboard that supports nurses' workflow and information management for the purpose of patient safety. By improving the collaboration within the ICU team and by providing the right information at the right moment, the nurses' feeling of control could be increased.
Graduate student Dilip Birdja explored the possibilities for making use of patient data in the hospital context. By considering the current state of patient monitoring in the intensive care unit, future trends and technological developments in medical care, he proposed different future scenarios for in-hospital and distant patient monitoring.