In this study we explore the possibilities of using a mobile phone to monitor patients in anesthesia. An anesthetist carefully monitors the patients vital signs for irregularities, ensuring the patients wellbeing. Most complications in anesthesiology are caused by human error and evolve gradually over time. A mobile monitor can reduce human error by keeping the anesthetist informed outside the operating room, facilitating early detection and reducing cognitive biases during consults. Based on several pilot studies a prototype was developed and tested during a diagnostic reasoning experiment. In another experiment we’ve pursued the possibilities of using a hexagonal display for the detection of complications. The experiments show which diagnostic reasoning process is supported by the mobile monitor and resulted in several improvements in the design of the mobile monitor.
Two promising UG academics, Dr Michael Lerch and Sanne van Dijk, will be able to conduct research at top institutes abroad for two years thanks to the Rubicon programme organized by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).
His opponent was fourfold world champion Alexander Schwarzman. Boomstra, who studies Physics at the University of Groningen, also won the title in 2016.
Galaxies grow by giving birth to new stars, but Amina Helmi found evidence to support the theory that parts of the Milky Way have also grown by merging with other galaxies. She had to wait for the Gaia space mission to produce data before she was able...