The impact of degenerative brain diseases are horrifying and enormous. In the U.S. alone, for instance, 5.3 million people suffer from some form of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, driving over $200 billion in healthcare expenses a year. Despite this, methods for detecting these illnesses can rely on subjective criteria and are often not effective until it is too late.
However, BTT Corp., an innovative medical technology company and leader in brain thermodynamics, knew it could develop a better solution using Microsoft Internet of Things (IoT) technology.
BTT developed a system that measures the brain’s thermodynamic signals, generating a massive amount of data that can be used to identify specific diseases. To process the information, the system uses Azure IoT Hub to ingest data from a device worn by the patient, and then Stream Analytics stores that data for further analysis. The goal is to train predictive models to find thermal patterns and recognize unique correlations, even in very early stages of a brain disorder.
Today, BTT is at the forefront of improving care for those suffering from some of the most challenging neurological diseases. To learn more about this groundbreaking work, check out the video below.