Research project

ICU4Covid - Cyber-Physical Intensive Care Medical System for Covid-19 (DIT.AD009.135)

Thematic area

Engineering, ICT and technologies for energy and transportation

Project area

e-Health (DIT.AD009)

Structure responsible for the research project

Institute for high performance computing and networking (ICAR)

Project manager

Phone number: 0816139503


The European health services have well responded to the Covid-19 emerging crisis, especially if and where the
intensive care unit (ICU) capacities were sufficient, were prepared and collectively cooperating, sharing knowledge
and were able to protect from further spreading of the disease among the healthcare workforce and the patients. Today,
only 47% of hospitals have the recommended coverage of intensive care specialists and they are unevenly distributed
between centres and periphery. The Cyber-Physical System for Telemedicine and Intensive Care (CPS4TIC) enables
existing or new ICU structures to transform and operate as one ICU Hub with one central ICU and connected
ICUs in peripheral hospitals. CPS4TIC was used successfully in the first wave of Covid-19 to ensure efficient and
effective diagnosis and treatment of Covid-19 patients, while reducing the risk of infection drastically. The CPS4TIC
consists of a telemedicine cockpit, telemedicine consoles at each peripheral hospital, a connector platform and smart
bedside hubs including robotic arm at the bedsides of both, the central telemonitoring clinics and the peripheral
telemonitored hospitals. The ICU hub operates telemedicine

Start date of activity



cyberphysical systems, robotics/AI for telemedicine, continuous remote monitoring

Last update: 15/07/2024