Issue No.07 - July (1975 vol.8)
L.J. Thomas , Washington University School of Medicine
A custom designed system employing advanced communication techniques<R>1,2</R> and unique video displays<R>3</R> for computer-based patient monitoring (see Figure 1) has been designed and built by the Washington University Biomedical Computer Laboratory in cooperation with the Department of Surgery and Barnes Hospital. Planning of the system, designed specifically for the hospital's four-bed Cardiothoracic Surgical Intensive Care Unit, began in 1971, and the completed system was installed in March of 1973.
G.J. Blaine, V.W. Gerth, L.J. Thomas, "Continuous Monitoring of Physiologic Variables with a Dedicated Minicomputer", Computer, vol.8, no. 7, pp. 30-35, July 1975, doi:10.1109/C-M.1975.219022