“Groundbreaking work aims to help medical profession detect potential life-saving changes”

This is the First-of-a-Kind (FOAK) program, which is being developed by IBM, The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, Canada.

Dr. Carolyn McGregor (UOIT), who is a Canada Research Chair in Health Informatics, is collaborating with doctors at Sickkids and researchers at IBM to create a “system” that will allow doctors to make sense of the enormous amounts of vital data from ill premature babies.

“This first-of-a-kind research project, known as Artemis, is helping ‘make sense’ of the constant stream of data collected from critically ill premature babies so that doctors will be able to recognize the subtle changes that can reliably predict a deterioration in condition and allow them to intervene more quickly. Using IBM InfoSphere Stream software to help manage the stream of biomedical data, such as heart rate and respiration, the software analyzes environmental data gathered from advanced sensors and more traditional monitoring equipment on and around the babies.”

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All the best, Sean