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Human Body Observatory for ICU

Human Body Observatory for Intensive Care Units is a virtual intensive care system that enables clinicians to tap onto experience of thousands other clinicians encountering the same situation with their patients and investigating various treatment interventions to prescribe the most suitable one to ensure positive outcome for the patient.

Tom Pollard Data Management Poster

Objectives of Human Body Observatory for ICU

Intensive care is an expensive and limited resource even in rich healthcare systems. Despite improvements in outcome in the last decade, up to one third of patients admitted to an intensive care unit will be dead 28 days later. 

Substantial additional outcome improvements are unlikely to be driven by new drugs or devices, but by innovative approaches to patient care.

More real-time high-resolution biomedical data are gathered and displayed in Intensive Care than any other area of medical practice. However, treatment decisions are currently made by visualisation of only short-term data trends.

The purpose of this project is to leverage several decades of experience and expertise of the physics and astronomy community and develop intelligent monitoring algorithms. 

Clinicians can use these to extract, analyse and communicate data in a collaborative manner, across multiple ICU cites and strengthen clinical outcomes. 

Future clinicians in real-time will be able to access experience of thousands of clinicians across multiple hospitals across the globe and millions of patient cases to make the decision on the most promising treatment intervention, with greater accuracy in prognostication, tailored to the patient's unique history and current conditions.


PhD candidate involved in the Human Body Observatory for ICU

  • Tom Pollard

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