Duke Researchers to Monitor Brain Injury with Machine Learning

(Duke University School of Medicine) – Neurologists and electrical engineers at Duke University are teaming up in an ambitious effort to develop a better way to monitor brain health for all patients in the ICU.

Dubbed “Neurologic Injury Monitoring and Real-time Output Display,” the method will use machine learning and continuous electroencephalogram (EEG) data along with other clinical information to assist providers with assessment of brain injury and brain health.

Current practices for monitoring brain-injured patients include regular clinical exam assessments made every few hours around the clock.

However, many patients are not able to follow commands or participate in the physical exam, so doctors can only examine gross responses to loud noises, pinches and noxious stimulation as well as rudimentary brain stem reflexes. CONTINUE