NeuroMetrix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NURO) today provided an update on its data science initiative and the related Quell® Health Cloud.
Data science consists of the development of large cloud databases and the use of powerful analytical tools such as machine learning and artificial intelligence. The Quell device and its companion smartphone app connect seamlessly with the Quell Health Cloud. The cloud database stores the user’s demographic and clinical profile, health metrics including pain, sleep, activity and gait, and device utilization. The Quell Health Cloud has over thirty thousand registered Quell users, and growing. It is one of the largest chronic pain databases in the world. Initial research findings have already been presented at several scientific meetings and the Company expects to report additional results at clinical and connected health meetings over the next year.
In connection with the Company’s expanding data science initiative, Dr. Xuan Kong has been promoted to Chief Data Scientist. Dr. Kong has been with NeuroMetrix for nearly 20 years, most recently as SVP of Research and Intellectual Property. Dr. Kong has a broad background and experience base that encompasses data analytics, engineering, neurophysiology and business. He holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from Boston University.
“Chronic pain is a complex biopsychosocial condition that requires a customized treatment approach. Our vision is to leverage the unique data assets we are collecting in the Quell Health Cloud to deliver personalized pain relief for our customers,” said Shai N. Gozani, M.D., Ph.D., President and CEO of NeuroMetrix. “I am looking forward to Xuan’s leadership in executing on this vision with his deep technical and product development expertise.”