A semi-electronic Intensiv Care Unit (ICU) bed , a patient monitor for displaying vital data, a ceiling-mounted supply unit and a nursing trolley containing further equipment for the care of ICU patients are located in an area of approx. 35 square meters.
With the help of LIFE, research for the intensive care context can be evaluated even in early stages of development under realistic conditions with caregivers without violating the safety regulations for intensive care units and compromising care. This not only reduces bureaucracy, but also allows research to be carried out that would not be conceivable in a real ICU due to safety standards.
In LIFE, medical devices for intensive care can be developed, tested under realistic conditions and then exhibited. The laboratory is equipped with the typical components of an intensive care room (including patient monitor, ceiling supply unit, etc.).
In addition to opportunities for cooperation in product development, LIFE also offers points of contact for educational institutions. The laboratory demonstrates possible applications of informatics for the health sector and is also suitable for training. For example, prospective nurses can be prepared for stressful situations in everyday work with the help of AR and VR-supported simulations.