Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), together with AIIMS Rishikesh, have developed an algorithm that can help decode brain scans to identify the occurrence and type of epilepsy.
The team reports a new algorithm that can sift through EEG data and identify signatures of epilepsy from the electrical signal patterns. After the first training, the algorithm was able to detect whether a human subject could have epilepsy or not with a high degree of accuracy.
The researchers state that the study shows a way to identify absence seizures (those that involve a brief, sudden lapse of consciousness) by means of a Cumulative Spike-Wave Count; in some cases, these absence seizures are critical and can be fatal.
The study was published in Biomedical Signal Processing and Control. The Indian Practitioner