Publications

Our academic, peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters.

 
 
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book chapter: INTENSIVE CARE UNIT DESIGN: CURRENT STANDARDS AND FUTURE TRENDS

CHAPTER AUTHORS: DIANA C. ANDERSON; NEIL A. HALPERN

BOOK TITLE: IRWIN AND RIPPE'S INTENSIVE CARE MEDICINE, 8E

WOLTERS KLUWER, 2017

Hospital-based intensivist administrators at some point in their careers may be asked to participate in designing new or renovating existing ICUs. For simplicity of presentation we have divided this chapter into five sections; the ICU design process, the ICU patient room, central clinical, visitor and staff support and administrative areas, ICU informatics, and future trends. While we classify these areas separately, they are indeed heavily interrelated.

Healthcare and design are actually very complex processes that must accommodate and address continuously evolving guidelines and regulatory standards. Several core principles should guide ICU-specific design.

 
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INFORMATICS FOR THE MODERN INTENSIVE CARE UNIT

CRITICAL CARE NURSING QUARTERLY

DIANA C. ANDERSON; ASHLEY A. JACKSON; NEIL A. HALPERN

JANUARY/MARCH, 2018

Abstract

Advanced informatics systems can help improve health care delivery and the environment of care for critically ill patients. However, identifying, testing, and deploying advanced informatics systems can be quite challenging. These processes often require involvement from a collaborative group of health care professionals of varied disciplines with knowledge of the complexities related to designing the modern and “smart” intensive care unit (ICU). In this article, we explore the connectivity environment within the ICU, middleware technologies to address a host of patient care initiatives, and the core informatics concepts necessary for both the design and implementation of advanced informatics systems.

 
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WIRELESS PSYCHOLOGICAL MONITORING AND OCULAR TRACKING: 3D CALIBRATION IN A FULLY-IMMERSIVE VIRTUAL HEALTHCARE ENVIRONMENT

ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY (EMBC), 2010 ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE IEEE 

LELIN ZHANG; YU MIKE CHI; EVE EDELSTEIN; JURGEN SCHULZE; KLAUS GRAMANN; ALVARO VELASQUEZ; GERT CAUWENBERGHS; EDUARDO MACAGNO

11 NOVEMBER, 2010

Abstract

Wireless physiological/neurological monitoring in virtual reality (VR) offers a unique opportunity for unobtrusively quantifying human responses to precisely controlled and readily modulated VR representations of health care environments. Here we present such a wireless, light-weight head-mounted system for measuring electrooculogram (EOG) and electroencephalogram (EEG) activity in human subjects interacting with and navigating in the Calit2 StarCAVE, a five-sided immersive 3-D visualization VR environment. The system can be easily expanded to include other measurements, such as cardiac activity and galvanic skin responses. We demonstrate the capacity of the system to track focus of gaze in 3-D and report a novel calibration procedure for estimating eye movements from responses to the presentation of a set of dynamic visual cues in the StarCAVE. We discuss cyber and clinical applications that include a 3-D cursor for visual navigation in VR interactive environments, and the monitoring of neurological and ocular dysfunction in vision/attention disorders.