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Intelligent Information System to Tracking Patients in Intensive Care Units

  • Fernando Marins
  • Luciana Cardoso
  • Filipe Portela
  • Manuel Santos
  • António Abelha
  • José Machado
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8276)

Abstract

With the increasing expansion of health information systems, there is a need to create an interface: human, machine and the surrounding environment. This interface is called Ambient Intelligence and it has been increasing in the healthcare area. In this paper it is presented the Ambient Intelligence system implemented in the Intensive Care Unit of Centro Hospitalar do Porto, a hospital in the north of Portugal. This Ambient Intelligence is consisted by INTCare system, which the main goal is monitoring the patients’ vital signs, PaLMS system, responsible for the patient’s localisation and identification and AIDA, the platform that guarantees the interoperability from all information systems in the hospital. Furthermore, an usability evaluation was performed, described in this article, to find out what can be improved.

Keywords

Ambient Intelligence Monitoring System Interoperability 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fernando Marins
    • 1
  • Luciana Cardoso
    • 1
  • Filipe Portela
    • 2
  • Manuel Santos
    • 2
  • António Abelha
    • 1
  • José Machado
    • 1
  1. 1.CCTC, Departament of InformaticsMinho UniversityBragaPortugal
  2. 2.Algoritmi, Departament of Information SystemsMinho UniversityGuimarãesPortugal

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