An integrative display for patient monitoring

L. G. Deneault*, C. M. Lewis, A. Debons, K. L. Stein, A. M. Dewolf

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Research being conducted to identify beneficial strategies for integrating displays and signals used in anesthesia monitoring is reported. It is motivated by the fact that the anesthesiologist's equipment is typically procured over time from a variety of vendors, so that the anesthesiologist's task is made more difficult by a diversity of instrument behaviors and display formats. An experiment that compared intervention decisions made viewing parameters presented in a separated strip chart format and in the form of an integrated geometric object is described. The study investigated the detection of idealized physiological events, each presenting its classic symptoms. Anesthesiologists using unfamiliar displays rapidly recognized these emergencies under either display format, usually within 30 s. However, the object display reduced response latencies and led to intervention at less extreme parameter values without appreciable increase in false alarm rates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)0879425970
StatePublished - Nov 1 1990
Event1990 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Duration: Nov 4 1990Nov 7 1990


Other1990 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics
CityLos Angeles, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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