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2015 News Archive

Ambler, PA – March 16, 2015 – Advanced medical technology called a “Smart Neuro ICU” promises improved quality of care for patients with neurological injuries. The first Smart Neuro ICU is currently under development at the University Hospital Zurich, where a team of doctors and scientists just gave the initial demonstration of their groundbreaking work.

On February 17, Dick Moberg, President of Moberg Research, Inc. (Moberg), traveled to Zurich for a formal demonstration of the world’s first Smart Neuro ICU project. Moberg, a medical device manufacturer located outside Philadelphia, PA, has been funded by the US Department of Defense to develop information technology for the Smart Neuro ICU. Similar to other “smart” technologies (phone, car, house), the Smart Neuro ICU will seamlessly collect and integrate data and make it available to apps for decision support, analytics, visualization, and workflow optimization.

Under the direction of Dr. Emanuela Keller, a team at University Hospital Zurich has developed a clinical decision support system called The ICU Cockpit, which assists doctors with the treatment and management of critically ill neurological patients. In addition to using Moberg’s monitoring technology, the ICU Cockpit system uses a big data analytics platform produced by IBM called InfoSphere Streams.

Dick Moberg congratulated the Zurich team on their progress, “Right now, the need for integrated neuro data is crucial to improving patient care and outcomes. The Zurich installation and project are incredibly advanced and are likely to have a major impact on the future of the field.”

The Smart Neuro ICU has the potential to greatly improve care for patients with neurological injuries. Learning algorithms and artificial intelligence tools will supply doctors with early alarm systems and treatment recommendations. The insights could improve daily clinical practice and provide enormous potential for clinical studies that advance care and treatment.

Sites for Smart Neuro ICUs in the U.S. have been identified and will be operational in late 2015.  

Moberg (Moberg Research, Inc.) is a privately owned medical device manufacturing company specializing in neurological patient monitoring solutions for acute care. Moberg Research was founded in 1998 and is located in Ambler, PA in the greater Philadelphia area. For more information visit www.moberg.com.