FEIT Research Project Database

Advanced epileptic seizure warning methods

Project Leader: David Grayden
Staff: Anthony Burkitt, Mark Cook
Primary Contact: David Grayden (grayden@unimelb.edu.au)
Keywords: biosignals; computational neuroscience; electroencephalogram EEG; epilepsy; neuroengineering
Disciplines: Biomedical Engineering
Domains: Convergence of engineering and IT with the life sciences
Research Centre: Neuroengineering Research Laboratory

This project will develop epileptic seizure prediction methods, warning patients of the likelihood of an impending seizure, so that precautionary measures can be taken. Seizure prediction will be of great clinical significance as it will improve the lives of 33% of epileptic patients who have drug-resistant epilepsy, by warning of impending seizures and potentially allowing acute therapies to prevent seizures, such as electrical stimulation of the brain or targeted drug delivery.