The development of a method for acceptable and reliable extra-cranial detection of seizures in adults with intellectual disability and medication-resistant epilepsy

East of EnglandMental Health
Start Date: 1 Jan 2014

Project summary

The primary aim of this research is to develop a process and an algorithm for the automatic detection of seizures in adults with an intellectual disability and severe epilepsy, based on the combined analysis of heart rate variability and accelerometry data. The development of such methodology, if it were feasible and acceptable for use in adults with ID, could support improved diagnoses of paroxysmal behavioural symptoms of unclear origin and better monitoring of the effects of antiepileptic medication in those with difficult-to-treat seizures.

Dr Howard Ring