Personalized Medical Monitors

Chu, Jennifer
March 2007
Technology Review;Mar2007, Vol. 110 Issue 2, p59
The article reports on the efforts by computer scientist and electrical engineering professor John Guttag in developing computer programs to automate some diagnostics that could make medicine more personal. Guttag reveals that the idea behind the initiative originated from his observations on physicians who attended to his son who was diagnosed with a collapsed lung. Guttag argues that computers can help doctors efficiently interpret the ever-growing masses of data. Guttag and some researchers set out to improve the detection of epileptic seizures.


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