06.02.2020: ICU Cockpit by Prof. Dr. Emanuela Keller (USZ)


Medical knowledge has a half-life of just a few years, while medical staff struggle to keep up with the explosion of information. In addition, the volume of medical data per patient is increasing exponentially in the field of precision medicine. In intensive and emergency medicine, the situation is compounded by real-time signals from multiple sensors on, as well as inside the human body. In an emergency situation, in particular, it is not possible to integrate this flood of information rapidly into the decision-making process.

ICU-Cockpit is a joint IT research project between the University, ETH Zurich, IBM Research and Supercomputing Systems, that aims to create an integrated platform for patient monitoring and therapy support. Data from numerous medical devices are synchronized, and algorithms for early alarm systems and therapy support are developed, with the initial focus on multimodal neuromonitoring and the prevention of secondary brain injuries.

The project is aimed at initiating a fundamental development in emergency and intensive medicine and bringing about a substantial improvement in the way diagnostics, treatment and risk management are handled in everyday clinical practice.


Prof. Emanuela Keller is Head of Neurocritical Care Unit at the University Hospital in Zurich and Associate Professor of Neurocritical Care at the University of Zurich. She has specializations in internal medicine, intensive care medicine and as an emergency physician. She held various positions in Swiss and European hospitals and founded in 2007 the spin-off company NeMoDevices, today Luciole Medical. She was and still is primary investigator in numerous clinical trials, sponsored by pharma or academia. She obtained significant grants and third party funding, holds several prestigious positions in national and international committees and shows an impressive publication list displaying over 30 years of academic career in medicine.


18:00 Door opening and registration

18:30 Intro by „Women in Digital Health“

18:40 Talk by Emanuela Keller (USZ), followed by some insights and follow-up by Susanne Suter (SCS), followed by Q&A session with both speakers

approx. 20:00: Networking apéro


Supercomputing Systems AG
Technoparkstrasse 1
8005 Zürich


This event is open to ALL genders. Join us and be inspired!

Our thanks go to Supercomputing Systems for the great support!