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

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Number of Honour Places Available
Medicine and Radiology
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Professor Patrick Kwan patrick.kwan@unimelb.edu.au

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


School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry

Research Opportunities

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

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

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Medicine and Radiology

Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital

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