This paper details the development of ICU-Talk, a computer-based communication aid. This aid has been designed specifically for patients who are temporarily unable to communicate due to intubation and/or ventilation within a hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The very specific needs of this client group have been considered by the multi-disciplinary research team and incorporated into the design of the system.
MacAulay, F., Judson, A., Arnott, J. L., Etchels, M., Ashraf, S., Ricketts, I. W., Brodie, J. K., Alm, N., Waller, A., Warden, A., Shearer, A. J., & Gordon, B. (2001). Design considerations for a communication aid for intensive care. In 2001 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (Vol. 1, pp. 244-249). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSMC.2001.969819