Decision Support and Closed-Loop Systems

  • Guy A. DumontEmail author


This chapter gives an overview of two computer-based technologies that can help clinicians make decisions in the face of an incessant flow of physiological data from monitors: decision support and closed-loop systems. Decision support systems provide a number of tools to integrate data from different sources and extract patterns in order to facilitate decision-making by the clinician. Closed-loop systems on the other hand completely automate the decision-making process by automatically acting on the system being controlled. A typical example is closed-loop control of drug delivery based on a measured clinical effect. Closed-loop systems are ideal when accurate, fast control is desired.


Decision Support System Manipulate Variable Feedback Amplifier Decision Support System Tool Decision Support System Application 
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Conflict of Interest

GA Dumont is coinventor of the NeuroSENSE monitor (NeuroWave Systems Inc., Cleveland, OH). He has consulted for NeuroWave Systems Inc and GE Healthcare.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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