Thomas Van Boeckel creates intensive care unit monitoring for Swiss hospitals
A team at ETH Zurich led by Branco Weiss Fellow Thomas Van Boeckel has created a web-based platform providing hospital-level short-term projections for intensive care unit (ICU) occupancy in Switzerland. On icumonitoring.ch the researchers combine current data on the number of beds and ventilators with canton-level projections of COVID-19 cases. The platform is updated every 3-4 days and can incorporate projections from other modelling teams to inform decision makers with a range of epidemic scenarios for future hospital occupancy. Many Swiss media have covered the platform and are using its forecast as part of their ongoing coverage of the pandemic.
Learn more about the platform on SRF (Swiss public TV, in German)
Read about the platform on Watson (in German)
Read more about the project in Swiss Medical Weekly
Go to icumonitoring.ch