IBM, EME, UCLA fighting TBI

Another IBM-related item, this time on IBM using big data analytics software (but not Watson) developed in conjunction with Excel Medical Electronics (EME) used to alert for signs of dangerous brain pressure increases in traumatic brain injury patients. The UCLA Department of Neurosurgery will be analyzing real-time streams of vital signs collected from bedside monitors at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center ICU to spot subtle changes in the patient’s pulse, blood and intracranial pressure, heart activity and respiration. These changes can alert for dangerous high-risk increases in brain pressure. UCLA Relies on Breakthrough ‘Big Data’ Technology from IBM To Help Patients with Traumatic Brain Injuries (IBM release) Hat tip to Toni Bunting of TANN Ireland.

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