Medable’s Cerebrum is the first cloud-based machine learning system designed for healthcare applications. It analyzes data gleaned from smartphones and other devices to improve the prediction of health events. For example, it might warn an elderly person of an impending fall or prevent an asthma sufferer from triggering a life-threatening attack. The software is compatible with Apple HealthKit, CareKit and other mobile platforms.
It uses patient-reported data, clinical study results and information from a range of connected devices. Cerebrum also addresses problems that have slowed the use of today’s massive healthcare data sets, especially security and compliance issues. Its learning function speeds the extraction of data, focusing on relevant predictive elements.
Dr. Michelle Longmire, CEO of the Palo Alto-based firm, underscored Cerebrum’s optimization of data harvesting. “We are making smartphones smarter health devices. Eventually, smartphones will become intelligent diagnostic tools, like a physician in the palm of your hand.”