Better Care for Research

FEATURES AND FUNCTIONS:

  • Research-quality waveform and data storage (200hz) in the local file system and also in a SQL-based database
  • Configurable indicators and alarms for both Mechanical Ventilation and ECG
  • Local and remote near real-time data visualization
  • Export stored data to a wide range of file formats and applications
  • Simultaneous connection to different devices
  • Real-time annotations on patient data

FUNCTIONALITIES:

Data collected through Better Care can be used for research purposes. Crossing data from ECG, ventilators (Invasive and non-invasive), EEG, pulseoxymeters and other biomedical signals provide a rich database in knowledge.

There are three editions for Research:

  • Basic: capturing, real-visualization, storage, etc occurs in one computer. Data can be captured from up to 8 beds simultaneously. Although data capture is local, data can also be stored in a SQL-database.
  • Standard: this Edition adds Ventilation and ECG Indicators to Basic Edition functionalities. Additionally, you will be able to connect two devices simultaneously.
  • Expert: besides all functionalities of the Standard Pack, Expert Edition also includes remote visualization. Data can be captured from several monitors simultaneously. It also includes an additional connection to a monitor/ventilator. With this edition you will be able to connect up to three devices simultaneously.
RESEARCH
Features Basic Standard Expert
DB SQL tic verde tic verde tic verde
MV INDICATORS Cruz_roja tic verde tic verde
ECG INDICATORS Cruz_roja tic verde tic verde
CLIENT Cruz_roja Cruz_roja tic verde
WAVEFORM STORAGE tic verde tic verde tic verde
REAL-TIME VISUALIZATION (includes Web Client1) LITE2 FULL3 FULL3
REVIEW LITE4 FULL5 FULL5
REPORT Cruz_roja tic verde tic verde
MAX SIMULTANEOUS BEDS 8 8 N
QUICKMARKERS tic verde tic verde tic verde
DRIVERS INCLUDED 1 1 2
NUM SIMULTANEOUS DEVICES 1 2 3

1 Web Client is only available for ventilators data remote visualization. If you need to include also monitors data, please contact us
2 Real-time visualization LITE: Waveforms visualization
3 Real-time visualization FULL: Waveforms visualization + Indicators + Review Integration (last 10 minutes)
4 Review LITE: Waveforms visualization + Trends + Export (txt, htm, csv, Excel)
5 Review FULL: Waveforms visualization + Trends + Export + Annotations + Indicators

Better Care is a software application focused on acquiring, visualising and storing data from a wide range of monitors and ventilators. It captures invasive and non-invasive ventilation data and indicators together with vital signs from the patient’s monitors, enabling the visualization in near real-time and storing them at a 200hz frequency (high resolution), allowing the exploitation and study of patient/data evolution, not only for clinical purposes but also for research.

One of the main features of Better Care is its universal connectivity, offering full compatibility with a wide range of both monitors and ventilators. Better Care also incorporates algorithms to detect clinical events, some of them not included in any monitoring device, designed and developed together with health professionals.

Better Care offers the possibility of exporting this data in a suitable file-format (txt, htm, csv, Excel), allowing a posterior analysis in external applications such as Matlab, Excel and Wolfram Mathematica.

With all three editions of BetterCare platform you will be able to add additional drivers to visualize data from different monitors and ventilators.

Basic Edition

The Basic Edition is oriented to capture data from up to 8 beds simultaneously from any of the integrated devices in one computer (one device per bed), allowing the near real-time visualization of waveforms from monitors or ventilators and the possibility to add real-time annotations or quickmarkers.

Data captured from monitors and ventilators can be stored both locally (in the computer) and in a SQL-database. Basic Edition also includes an offline data review application to revise stored data in where visualization of waveforms, trends and data exportation in different file-formats is available.

Basic Edition includes one driver for connecting to one of the integrated devices (additional drivers can be acquired separately if required).

Standard Edition

The Standard Edition is oriented to capture data from up to 8 beds simultaneously from any of the integrated devices in one computer (up to two devices per bed), allowing the near real-time visualization of waveforms from monitors and/or ventilators and the possibility to add real-time annotations or quickmarkers.

Standard Edition also includes configurable indicators such as Expiratory Asynchronies in Mechanical Ventilation and Atrial Fibrilation in ECG.

BetterCare Review is also included in the Standard Edition with information about occurred indicators and the possibility to add annotations. Furthermore, a customizable report is computed every 24h summarizing the most relevant indicators and data recorded.

Standard Edition includes one driver for connecting to one of the integrated devices (additional drivers can be acquired separately if required).

Expert Edition

Expert Edition includes a wide variety of functions beyond the Standard and Basic Editions functions. With this edition, data can be captured from more than 8 beds simultaneously from all our supported devices (up to three devices per bed).

A main advantage over other Editions is the possibility of visualizing data remotely through BetterCare Client application.

Expert Edition also includes configurable indicators such as Expiratory Asynchronies in Mechanical Ventilation and Atrial Fibrilation in ECG.

BetterCare Review is also included in the Expert Edition with information about occurred indicators and the possibility to add annotations. Furthermore, a customizable report is computed every 24h summarizing the most relevant indicators and data recorded.