The following post is written by UHP student and SURE Award winner Pavan Jagannathan.
The money from the SURE Award will be used to help build my capstone design project. What my group and I are attempting to build is a device that can identify seizures before they happen. This “Seizure Detection Device” is a collection of systems responsible for interpreting a tonic-clonic EEG seizure signal, reporting it to the user, and calling first responders at the discretion of the user. The system utilizes an electrode “helmet” that transmits the EEG signals via Bluetooth®™ to an Android™ smartphone. The application on the Android™ analyzes, compares the signals to tonic -clonic seizure signals, and relays the appropriate response to the user on the graphical interface of the application. Continue reading