Ambulatory seizure monitoring

From concept to prototype device

Mark Myers, Madeline Threatt, Karsten M. Solies, Brent M. McFerrin, Lindsey B. Hopf, J. Douglas Birdwell, Karl A. Sillay

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Abstract

Background: The brain, made up of billions of neurons and synapses, is the marvelous core of human thought, action and memory. However, if neuronal activity manifests into abnormal electrical activity across the brain, neural behavior may exhibit synchronous neural firings known as seizures. If unprovoked seizures occur repeatedly, a patient may be diagnosed with epilepsy. Purpose: The scope of this project is to develop an ambulatory seizure monitoring system that can be used away from a hospital, making it possible for the user to stay at home, and primary care personnel to monitor a patient’s seizure activity in order to provide deeper analysis of the patient’s condition and apply personalized intervention techniques. Methods: The ambulatory seizure monitoring device is a research device that has been developed with the objective of acquiring a portable, clean electroencepha-lography (EEG) signal and transmitting it wirelessly to a handheld device for processing and notification. Result: This device is comprised of 4 phases: acquisition, transmission, processing and notification. During the acquisition stage, the EEG signal is detected using EEG electrodes; these signals are filtered and amplified before being transmitted in the second stage. The processing stage encompasses the signal processing and seizure prediction. A notification is sent to the patient and designated contacts, given an impending seizure. Each of these phases is comprised of various design components, hardware and software. The experimental findings illustrate that there may be a triggering mechanism through the phase lock value method that enables seizure prediction. Conclusion: The device addresses the need for long-term monitoring of the patient’s seizure condition in order to provide the clinician a better understanding of the seizure’s duration and frequency and ultimately provide the best remedy for the patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-111
Number of pages12
JournalAnnals of Neurosciences
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016

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Ambulatory Monitoring
Seizures
Equipment and Supplies
Brain
Physiologic Monitoring
Home Care Services
Synapses
Epilepsy
Primary Health Care
Electrodes
Software
Neurons

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  • Neuroscience(all)

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Myers, M., Threatt, M., Solies, K. M., McFerrin, B. M., Hopf, L. B., Birdwell, J. D., & Sillay, K. A. (2016). Ambulatory seizure monitoring: From concept to prototype device. Annals of Neurosciences, 23(2), 100-111. https://doi.org/10.1159/000443567

Ambulatory seizure monitoring : From concept to prototype device. / Myers, Mark; Threatt, Madeline; Solies, Karsten M.; McFerrin, Brent M.; Hopf, Lindsey B.; Birdwell, J. Douglas; Sillay, Karl A.

In: Annals of Neurosciences, Vol. 23, No. 2, 01.07.2016, p. 100-111.

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Myers, M, Threatt, M, Solies, KM, McFerrin, BM, Hopf, LB, Birdwell, JD & Sillay, KA 2016, 'Ambulatory seizure monitoring: From concept to prototype device', Annals of Neurosciences, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 100-111. https://doi.org/10.1159/000443567
Myers M, Threatt M, Solies KM, McFerrin BM, Hopf LB, Birdwell JD et al. Ambulatory seizure monitoring: From concept to prototype device. Annals of Neurosciences. 2016 Jul 1;23(2):100-111. https://doi.org/10.1159/000443567
Myers, Mark ; Threatt, Madeline ; Solies, Karsten M. ; McFerrin, Brent M. ; Hopf, Lindsey B. ; Birdwell, J. Douglas ; Sillay, Karl A. / Ambulatory seizure monitoring : From concept to prototype device. In: Annals of Neurosciences. 2016 ; Vol. 23, No. 2. pp. 100-111.
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