Step Towards a Pervasive Data System for Intensive Care Medicine

Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 747)


The use of technologies that can facilitate and streamline the processes of those who constantly need to perform various actions or comply with the most varied procedures, requires constant adaptability, either by organizations or users. The focus of this research is precisely the adaptability of technologies and in this case the technology used in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Centro Hospitalar do Porto (CHP). The increasing use of different electronic devices, all with different characteristics and dimensions, requires the optimization of the platforms that transmit and manipulate all the information, so that it is possible to use it regardless of which device is being used. Through the introduction of new functionalities to the current system, it is intended with this artefact to show the optimization made on the INTCare platform, with the main purpose of increasing its responsiveness.


INTCare Pervasive Computing Pervasive environments Mobile Health Pervasive health 



This work has been supported by COMPETE: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-007043 and FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia within the Project Scope: UID/CEC/00319/2013


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Algoritmi Research CenterUniversity of MinhoGuimarãesPortugal
  2. 2.Intensive Care Unit, Centro Hospitalar do PortoPortoPortugal

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