Wearable devices for non-invasive, ambulatory seizure monitoring and prediction

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Project Status
Future
Department
Medicine and Radiology
Location
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Patrick Kwan patrick.kwan@unimelb.edu.au Personal web page
Terence O'Brien

Project Details

The development of reliable, accurate, non-invasive methodologies for continuous, long-term seizure monitoring is a critical part of the precision medicine approach in epilepsy management. While the gold standard for diagnosing and detecting seizures remains inpatient simultaneous EEG and video recording, it is costly and impractical for extended use outside the hospital setting. Conventional outpatient seizure monitoring relies on self-completing seizure diary which is inexpensive but highly inaccurate.

There is a need for novel technologies that combine low cost, non-invasiveness with reliability for extended seizure monitoring. This project aims to develop an integrated wearable sensor system for the clinical management of seizures in patients with epilepsy. The device will be tested in patients admitted for inpatient video-EEG monitoring.



Faculty Research Themes

Neuroscience

School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry



Research Opportunities

PhD, Masters by Research, Honours Graduate Research Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other Graduate Research requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

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Department

Medicine and Radiology

Research Group / Unit / Centre

Epilepsy and Precision Medicine

Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital