Multimodal intelligent infrastructure for research on children in critical condition

ÉTS receives $400 000 for a project that will enable real-time monitoring of vital signs in patients hospitalized in intensive care

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and the Government of Quebec are co-funding this projet with a total value of $2.4 million. Today, we present the project led by Professor Rita Noumeir.

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Rita Noumeir.

The “Multimodal intelligent infrastructure for research on children in critical condition” project aims to develop a technological infrastructure that will enable real-time monitoring of vital signs in patients hospitalized in intensive care.

Based on clinical data management systems, this infrastructure, which will be supported by artificial intelligence, will make it possible to develop algorithms to support clinical decision-making, among other things. Composed of a specialized video recorder, portable sensors and high-performance storage capacity, this infrastructure will support clinicians who must consider an increasing amount of clinical information before making a rapid diagnosis.

It will pave the way for the medicine of the future in intensive care units, helping clinicians make the best decisions for the well-being of their patients.

In addition to the ÉTS, several other partners will collaborate on this project: The Centre hospitalier universitaire Sainte-Justine, the Université de Montréal and Polytechnique Montréal. At the ÉTS, Professor Rita Noumeir from the Department of Electrical Engineering will be working on this project.

The CFI and the Government of Quebec jointly contributed $400,000 to the ÉTS for this project, the total value of which is $2.4 million.

Chantal Crevier

Communications Service

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