Maintenance of analgesia during a patient stay in the hospital has been an important area of
investigation after demonstrating a direct correlation between level of sedation and
mortality in the ICU setting. This study will investigate the use of accelerometers in
determining patient sedation level.
The goal of the study is to use accelerometers to track patient movement while under
sedation in the ICU. Analysis of patient movement may reveal objective means to measuring
patient level of sedation. Average length of stay is estimated to be one week.
- Admitted to the neuro ICU at University of Minnesota
- Unable to wear accelerometer device