The user interface for the patient monitor IntelliVue X3 is designed in the style of a smartphone and controlled via gestures. By swiping the display, users can browse through a broad selection of screen layouts tailored to various clinical situations. Each screen can be customised to present only the information needed – in either landscape or portrait mode. The simple menu hierarchy provides quick access to all basic monitoring tasks. The large-format and high-contrast parameters are easy to read, even from a distance.