10-week term project with Getinge
The objective for the design study was to explore the
potential for new design solutions for Future Intensive Care
Monitoring by considering the known needs and new insights
into the potential for improving vital signs monitoring of
different kinds of patients in different types of therapy and
recovery stages at an ICU.
Despite the restrictions and limitations caused by the COVID-19
pandemic, under safe conditions and taking the recommend
precautions, a number of small student group visits were made at
Getinge in Stockholm, at the Umeå University Hospital and the
Clinical Training Center. These arrangements were made to gain as
up-close understanding as possible of the medical equipment and the
technology behind it, the context and working
environment at an intensive ward and the physical
interaction with patients undergoing intensive care.
Besides this, a number of remote meetings and tutoring sessions
were frequently conducted throughout the project with both the
collaborating partner, medical experts and tutors, this in order to
support the four project groups that were formed based on the
students' personal areas of interest which were:
• Next Generation ECG Monitoring
• Measuring Soft Vital Signs and Mental
• Early Mobilization and Rehabilitation in
• Monitoring during Patient Transportation
The final outcome of the design study were four concepts
addressing different opportunity areas within vital sign monitoring
in an intensive care context. Small concept videos of the final
result can be viewed below:
ARRAY - Next Generation ECG Monitoring
Jacob Jensen, Johannes Rieder, Marius Kindler,
SOVA - Measuring Soft Vital Signs and Mental
Alexander Fries, Fabian Böttcher, Mehmet
Mehmetalioglu, Mihkel Güsson.
EMI - Early Mobilization and Rehabilitation in
Anna Gebala, Rafaela Stillner, Shuai Li, Sonya
IVIO - Monitoring during Patient
Anna Hing, Jenny Johansson, Natalia Ikebara, Richard
Malin Grummas, Lead Industrial Designer (with colleagues),
Oscar Björk, Lecturer in Industrial Design.
Lectures and seminars:
Brendon Clark, Associate Professor in Design
Monica Lindh Karlsson, Associate Professor.
Thomas Degn, Programme Director for the APD programme.