NeuroMind: Past, present, and future

Pieter L Kubben*

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This narrative report describes the underlying rationale and technical developments of NeuroMind, a mobile clinical decision support system for neurosurgery. From the perspective of a neurosurgeon - (app) developer it explains how technical progress has shaped the world's "most rated and highest rated" neurosurgical mobile application, with particular attention for operating system diversity on mobile hardware, cookbook medicine, regulatory affairs (in particular regarding software as a medical device), and new developments in the field of clinical data science, machine learning, and predictive analytics. Finally, the concept of "computational neurosurgery" is introduced as a vehicle to reach new horizons in neurosurgery.

Original languageEnglish
Article number216
JournalSurgical Neurology International
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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