Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is developing a portable device to continuously monitor the brain activity of patients with epilepsy. This allows timely treatment for possible seizures. The goal is to provide a portable system that can register the ‘EEG’ activity of patients with epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease 24 hours a day.
The continuous monitoring should make it possible to detect the start of epileptic seizures so that these can be treated in a timely manner. In addition to the epileptic attacks, the system must also detect the so-called ‘freezing’ in patients with Parkinson’s disease. At that time, the patient can’t move anymore. For this research, the TU/e is working together with the Kempenhaeghe excellence center for epilepsy, the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior.
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Figure: EEG cap