A new research project out of the Department of Computer Science at the Discovery Analytics Center plans to use machine learning techniques to find ways that may reduce deaths from traumatic brain injuries. The four-year study will use computational models to predict both short- and long-term prognoses and even offer specific treatment options for certain patients. Traumatic brain injury is one of the biggest causes of death for people aged 44 and under in Kentucky and the rest of the U.S.
Summer usually means more people taking long road trips, which in turn means more chances of people getting in a car crash. Kentucky residents who have been in a crash will want to consider the risk for incurring concussions and traumatic brain injuries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has even reported that car and motorcycle crashes are the leading causes of TBIs that lead to hospitalization.