Continuous monitoring of electrodermal activity during epileptic seizures using a wearable sensor
Author(s)Poh, Ming-Zher; Loddenkemper, Tobias; Swenson, Nicholas C.; Goyal, Shubhi; Madsen, Joseph R.; Picard, Rosalind W.; ... Show more Show less
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We present a novel method for monitoring sympathetic nervous system activity during epileptic seizures using a wearable sensor measuring electrodermal activity (EDA). The wearable sensor enables long-term, continuous EDA recordings from patients. Preliminary results from our pilot study suggest that epileptic seizures induce a surge in EDA. These changes are greater in generalized tonic-clonic seizures and reflect a massive sympathetic discharge. This paper offers a new approach for investigating the relationship between epileptic seizures and autonomic alterations.
DepartmentHarvard University--MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Biological Engineering; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Media Laboratory; Program in Media Arts and Sciences (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Proceedings of the 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC 2010)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Ming-Zher Poh et al. “Continuous Monitoring of Electrodermal Activity During Epileptic Seizures Using a Wearable Sensor.” Proceedings of the 32rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2010, IEEE, 2010. 4415–4418. Web.© 2010 IEEE.
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