Browsing Category: Epilepsy

Nathan Intrator on epilepsy, AI, and digital signal processing | ApplySci @ Stanford

Nathan Intrator discussed epilepsy, AI and digital signal processing at ApplySci’s Wearable Tech + Digital Health + Neurotech Silicon Valley conference on February 26-27, 2018 at Stanford University: Join ApplySci at the 9th Wearable Tech + Digital Health + Neurotech Boston conference on September 24, 2018 at the MIT Media Lab.  Speakers include:  Mary Lou […]

Epileptic patients process music differently

Ohio State researchers have found that epileptic patients’ brains process music differently, and hypothesize that music therapy could be used to reduce temporal lobe seizure frequency. The brainwaves of 21  epileptic and healthy patients were examined as they listened to music, interspersed with moments of silence. The order of the pieces was randomized, and 10 minutes of silence […]

Skin conductance based wearable detects seizures

Embrace by Empatica is a sleek, crowdfunded wearable that detects epileptic seizures.  It also tracks movement, sleep, and stress.  The technology is based on Rosalind Picard‘s 2008 study showing that seizures produce high levels of skin conductance. Other seizure logging wearables focus on accelerometer tracked motion.  Empatica believes that Embrace more accurately measures seizures by combining […]

Transparent brain implant could improve neuromodulation

University of Wisconsin professor Justin Williams and colleagues have developed a graphene based, transparent sensor implant to help researchers better view the brain.  Unlike existing devices, the sensor’s micro electrode arrays work in tandem with imaging technologies.  This could improve neuromodulation therapies used to control symptoms, restore function, and relieve pain in patients with hypertension, […]

DARPA neuromodulation tech for physical and mental health

DARPA‘s ElectRx research program aims to develop high precision, minimally-invasive neuromodulation technologies to treat diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, epilepsy and PTSD. Implanted ultraminiaturized devices would modulate the peripheral nervous system’s response to infections, injuries or other imbalances. Project manager Doug Weber claims that ElectRX technologies “would continually assess conditions and provide stimulus patterns tailored to help maintain […]

Wearables track, manage, predict epileptic seizures

Artefact Dialog | SmartMonitor Artefact Dialog allows epilepsy patients to track, manage, and predict seizures. The patch-like wearable connects via Bluetooth to a smartphone app.  It can help wearers remember to take their medications, warn them about seizures, and alert friends, family, or caregivers when a seizure happens. Connected apps help users analyze where they […]