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Intensive Care Window: Real-Time Monitoring and Analysis in the Intensive Care Environment

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5 Author(s)
Nikolas Stylianides ; Department of Computer Science , University of Cyprus, 1678 Nicosia, Cyprus ; Marios D. Dikaiakos ; Harald Gjermundrød ; George Panayi
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This paper introduces a novel, open-source middleware framework for communication with medical devices and an application using the middleware named intensive care window (ICW). The middleware enables communication with intensive care unit bedside-installed medical devices over standard and proprietary communication protocol stacks. The ICW application facilitates the acquisition of vital signs and physiological parameters exported from patient-attached medical devices and sensors. Moreover, ICW provides runtime and post-analysis procedures for data annotation, data visualization, data query, and analysis. The ICW application can be deployed as a stand-alone solution or in conjunction with existing clinical information systems providing a holistic solution to inpatient medical condition monitoring, early diagnosis, and prognosis.

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IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine  (Volume:15 ,  Issue: 1 )