What is Big Data?
The EVOTION project is a worlds’ first: using Big Data to support healthcare policy making.
In this research project, more than 1000 participants are ‘producing’ data, which is uploaded into the secure EVOTION online storage. The data includes a long list of variables that are measured in the hearing aids and the wristband sensor. Every few hours the mobile phone connects with our storage and sends the collected data via a secure connection to be analysed. The term ‘big data’ comes in, because from all participants and all variables the final goal is to collect millions and millions of data points over the course of the project. A truly BIG amount.
Big data can be used to make predictions as well as very well informed decisions. There are patterns in each and every list of numbers, and the more numbers one has, the easier it is to find these patterns. That’s why we aim to collect that much data: to help make well informed decisions.