Epileptic Seizure Prediction becomes much easier with the new Artificial Intelligence technology

Recently, Hisham Daoud and Magdy Bayoumi of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette have introduced a completely new Artificial Intelligence (AI) system that predicts epilepsy seizures. According to the World Health Organization’s reports, around 50 million people around the world are suffering from epilepsy and 70% of those patients can control the seizures through medications.

The new AI technology shows 99.6% accurate results, and the best thing about it is that it predicts the attacks an hour before it happens. In this way, the patient can gear up for it and take medications that can prevent its occurrence. Having enough time to control the attack is what a patient needs.

Some might be thinking that it’s the perfect cure and prediction strategy for the epilepsy patients, but it’s not; however, it is definitely something big in the market. Right now, there are many other options as well that does the work, for instance, electroencephalogram (EEG) tests to evaluate the brain activity to predict the condition.

This new AI technology performs both EEG tests and applies predictive models simultaneously to predict seizures. The deep learning algorithms in the technology allows predicting the electrical channels lightning that happens only during a seizure.

Currently, this technology is not available worldwide and there is some time before it does so. Right now, the team of this technology is busy working on a custom chip that can make the process further easier.

It is definitely good news for epilepsy patients and more improvement in the technology will only bring good outcomes for them.



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Source: IEEE spectrum / IEEE.

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