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Apparatus and method for epileptic seizure detection using non-linear techniques

United States Patent

*** EXPIRED ***
April 28, 1998
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Methods and apparatus for automatically detecting epileptic seizures by monitoring and analyzing brain wave (EEG or MEG) signals. Steps include: acquiring the brain wave data from the patient; digitizing the data; obtaining nonlinear measures of the data via chaotic time series analysis; obtaining time serial trends in the nonlinear measures; determining that one or more trends in the nonlinear measures indicate a seizure, and providing notification of seizure occurrence.
Hively; Lee M. (Knoxville, TN), Clapp; Ned E. (Knoxville, TN), Daw; C. Stuart (Knoxville, TN), Lawkins; William F. (Knoxville, TN)
Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc. (Oak Ridge, TN)
08/ 619,024
March 20, 1996
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract no. DE-AC05-84OR21400 between the United States Department of Energy and Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc.