Early warning of epileptic seizures

时间:2019-03-06 06:08:06166网络整理admin

By Ian Sample FOR many people with epilepsy, the biggest fear is that a seizure will catch them by surprise and cause an accident. A new alarm system aims to prevent this by warning when a seizure is about to strike. The system, called Forecast, starts by recording its user’s brain activity via EEG electrodes. It then monitors the brain’s activity and compares this with the stored data. The software it uses to do this was devised by Lee Hively at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. Sustained large differences can indicate that an epileptic seizure is imminent,