The Silent ICU initiative aims to reduce unwanted sounds in the Intensive Care environment and focusses on design for functional information transfer within this context.
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.
Graduation project about data-visualization of the sound-levels and their origin within the ICU, which should let the clinicians know when sound-levels are insufficient.Roel Redert | Silent ICU and Elif Özcan Vieira | Form-Experience & Sound-Driven Design
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'.