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A smart bracelet for epilepsy patients will warn about an attack in advance



Dr. Benjamin Brinkmann, an expert in neurological diseases, proposed the concept of a device based on the analysis of patterns that indicate the development of an epileptic seizure.

The study involved 6 patients with diagnosed drug-resistant epilepsy who wore special bracelets on their wrists for a year in addition to implanted neurostimulation devices that measure the electrical activity of the brain. The bracelets recorded data on electrical characteristics of the skin, body temperature, blood flow, heart rate, and accelerometry data that tracked movement.

Based on this information, the devices warned of a seizure 30 minutes in advance. During this time, a person could either prepare for such a situation, or even stop the attack.

According to doctors, the development is not only useful for patients, because it improves their quality of life, but also indicates that epileptic seizures can be prevented without direct measurement of brain activity.

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