Video: HPC Transforms Parkinson’s Disease

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In this video from the “SC15 HPC Transforms” series, Dr. Christopher Johnson from the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute describes how high performance computing is making an enormous difference in personalizing medical treatments for some patients with Parkinson’s disease.

By using high performance visualization systems, researchers at the Scientific Computing and Research Institute are using deep brain stimulation to treat several disabling neurological symptoms—most commonly the debilitating motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, such as tremor, rigidity, stiffness, slowed movement, and walking problems. The procedure reduces patient treatment time from four to five hours to less than 10 minutes. The result for the patient is restored movement and a more normal life.

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