A Novel Mobile Epilepsy Warning System

  • Ahmet Alkan
  • Yasar Guneri Sahin
  • Bekir Karlik
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4304)


This paper presents a new design of mobile epilepsy warning system for medical application in telemedical environment. Mobile Epilepsy Warning System (MEWS) consists of a wig with a cap equipped with sensors to get Electroencephalogram (EEG) signals, a collector which is used for converting signals to data, Global Positioning System (GPS), a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) which has Global System for Mobile (GSM) module and execute Artificial Neural Network (ANN) software to test current patient EEG data with pre-learned data, and a calling center for patient assistance or support. The system works as individual sensors obtain EEG signals from patient who has epilepsy and establishes a communication between the patient and Calling Center (CC) in case of an epileptic attack. MEWS learning process has artificial neural network classifier, which consists of Multi Layered Perceptron (MLP) neural networks structure and back-propagation training algorithm.


Global Position System Artificial Neural Network Artificial Neural Network Model Personal Digital Assistant Multi Layer Perceptron 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ahmet Alkan
    • 1
  • Yasar Guneri Sahin
    • 1
  • Bekir Karlik
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer EngineeringYasar UniversityIzmirTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Computer Engineering, BuyukcekmeceFatih UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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