Intensive care window: Real-time monitoring and analysis in the intensive care environment

Nikolas Stylianides, Marios D. Dikaiakos, Harald Gjermundrød, George Panayi, Theodoros Kyprianou

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5623345
Pages (from-to)26-32
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011


  • Intensive care window (ICW)
  • medical device communication
  • medical information bus
  • Philips monitor MP70
  • physiological parameters analysis
  • real-time system
  • vital signs analysis


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