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Application for Detection of Epileptic Seizures

  • R. HolonecEmail author
  • S. Vlad
  • L. Rapolti
Conference paper
Part of the IFMBE Proceedings book series (IFMBE, volume 71)

Abstract

Epilepsy is a neurological disease characterized by the presence of one or more seizures. The patient has different symptoms but the worst of them are the convulsions. This disease is marked by a variety of disorders that reflect brain dysfunction having different causes [1, 2]. In young children, epilepsy is often attributed to birth trauma, congenital abnormalities or genetic disorders and in adults to cerebral vascular accidents, tumors and cerebrovascular diseases. Epilepsy imposes on individuals and their families a tremendous physical, psychological and social effort. Early detection of this disorder is very helpful. The aim of this application was to design a low cost-system for monitoring an epileptic episode based on measured bio-parameters like temperature and wrist motion. The proposed system is implemented using a bracelet equipped with sensors connected to an Arduino board that transmits the signals to a smartphone where an Android application runs.

Keywords

Epileptic seizure Accelerometer Signal processing Android 

Notes

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Electrical Engineering FacultyTechnical UniversityCluj-NapocaRomania

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