Category: "Technology"

New Wearable EEG!

New Wearable EEG!

Researchers have developed a wearable electroencephalogram (EEG) device that can detect and record seizure activity in epilepsy patients in the outpatient setting, they reported on Monday at the annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society in Philadelphia. The so-called EEG Patch, a small, waterproof, scalp-mounted device, was designed to help patients more accurately track their […]

VNS technology could help improve lives of people recovering from stroke

VNS technology could help improve lives of people recovering from stroke

A new study involving UT Dallas researchers shows that vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) technology could help improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of people who suffer weakness and paralysis caused by strokes. The study, published in the journal Stroke, marks the first time that VNS has been tested in individuals recovering from stroke. VNS […]

Research examines ketone esters to combat hyperbaric oxygen toxicity in Navy divers

Research examines ketone esters to combat hyperbaric oxygen toxicity in Navy divers

For the first time, ketone esters-oral supplements useful in epilepsy treatment-are being studied to fight seizures caused by hyperbaric oxygen toxicity, a life-threatening byproduct of breathing too much oxygen that impacts deep-water divers. The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is sponsoring this research. “This work represents a renaissance in how therapies are repurposed for other […]

Research Focusses on Epilepsy Related Memory Decline

Research Focusses on Epilepsy Related Memory Decline

Researchers from Brazil, Mexico and the United States presented the findings of four individual studies that examined the impact of epilepsy on memory decline at the 69th annual conference of the American Epilepsy Society (AES) in Pennsylvania. The papers focused on how neuron loss from the memory-related hippocampus triggers the occurrence of epileptic seizures in […]

Novel devices, technologies provide insights into seizure control, surgical targets

Novel devices, technologies provide insights into seizure control, surgical targets

Three studies presented at the American Epilepsy Society’s (AES) 69th Annual Meeting describe novel devices and technologies that could reshape current understanding of the complex mechanisms underpinning seizure development in the brain. Two of the three studies unveil information about the neural networks that produce and propagate seizure activity, providing information that could help refine […]

New personal monitoring devices for epilepsy may offer alternatives to inpatient video EEG

New personal monitoring devices for epilepsy may offer alternatives to inpatient video EEG

Uncontrolled epilepsy affects more than 1.2 million Americans, often requiring a series of trials and errors to identify effective drug combinations. Continuous, long-term EEG data could streamline this process by revealing the full picture of a patient’s seizure activity, but this would require a costly and inconvenient hospital stay. An array of personal monitoring devices […]

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