How big data can help paralysis
Battelle will present “Using Big Data to Reanimate a Paralyzed Limb,” at HIMSS 2017. Mike Schwemmer, PhD, a data analytics expert at Battelle, will delve into how the system utilizes big data techniques to process the nearly 3 million data points that it generates every second.
Battelle’s Neurolife technology allowed a paralyzed person, participating in a first-of-its-kind clinical trial, to regain control of a limb with his own thoughts. Neurolife transmits the thoughts of the paralyzed person through a computer and around a severed spinal cord, directly to the patient’s hand. This man, who was left with no function of his limbs after being paralyzed in a diving accident, was able to perform fine-motor tasks intricate as swiping credit cards and playing guitar video games.