Description The COVID-19 pandemic stresses the importance of comprehensiveness and excellence in intensive care with unprecedented clarity. Mona is the first smart bedside device for the intensive care unit that supports doctors and nurses at the patient bed. Mona’s innovative design, combined with high-end technology and artificial intelligence, enables medical professionals to focus on what matters most: providing the best therapy to critically ill patients. With the focus on providing less rather than more data and the ability to understand speech, Mona reduces the administrative load and helps to keep an overview over thousands of datapoints that are generated every hour per patient. Mona enables clinicians to securely perform beside tele-intensive care, thus bringing the requisite expertise to every patient bed. Jury statement The medical assistance system Mona was developed in careful coordination with real user needs and requirements, which were identified in iterative cycles according to the lean start-up approach. This has produced an ultra-modern AI- and language-based medical product used directly at the patient’s bed, facilitating safe and intensive telemedicine at the bedside for those providing treatment.