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UCLA Relies on Breakthrough ‘Big Data’ Technology from IBM To Help Patients with Traumatic Brain Injuries

  • UCLA Relies on Breakthrough ‘Big Data’ Technology from IBM

    UCLA Relies on Breakthrough ‘Big Data’ Technology from IBM To Help Patients with Traumatic Brain Injuries

    Date added: 26 Mar 2013

    IBM, Excel Medical and UCLA tackle big data in efforts to uncover preventative treatments for patients with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Dr. Xiao Hu, associate professor at the UCLA Department of Neurosurgery, analyzes brain wave data to predict the rise of deadly brain pressure as part of a National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke study, Tuesday, March 26, 2013 in Los Angeles, Calif.. Knowing in advance that brain pressure could potentially rise in TBI patients gives doctors more time to prevent further brain damage or death. The Centers for Disease Control estimates 1.7 million people in the United States sustain TBIs every year. (Greg Harbaugh/Feature Photo Service)