Boston medics use a special computer in their everyday jobs. This computer has the ability to predict when a person is going to die.
Patients at this hospital are connected to a main computer which supervises their current condition and takes notes on their condition and health. Oxygen levels and blood pressure are being checked up on every three minutes.
It must be noted that this computer only provides help. It is not a substitute for doctors. It has the ability to predict with 95% accuracy whether a patient is at risk of death.
Project leader Dr Steve Horng explained how this computer actually works. Health records of 250,000 people were uploaded into this computer. Predictions are based on comparison of a patient’s condition and symptoms to the existing data.