Development and testing of a novel device to detect epileptic seizures

Organisation : University of Edinburgh
Grant Amount : £ 250,000

Undetected nocturnal seizures can be fatal or result in serious brain damage. Approximately 1000 deaths occur in the UK each year from undetected epilectic seizures and cases of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy. In the UK one person in 50 will develop epilepsy at some time in their lives.
To address this problem, Ruth Brotherstone has invented a novel way of detecting when a person is experiencing a clinically significant eplilectic seizure using data from hospital equipment. This method will be developed and incorporated into a stand-alone device to alert a parent/carer that the wearer is having a clinically significant seizure.