epiPhone – discretely monitoring brain activity

We are proud to present epiPhone, a discreet headset which can monitor brain activity and transmit the data in real time.

Today, epilepsy is one of the most common chronic diseases affecting more than 65 million people worldwide. However, no reliable wearable device currently exists for real-time epileptic seizure detection. One of the main challenges for the development of wearable for long term monitoring is to provide a solution which is both comfortable and inconspicuous to avoid any stigmata associated with the condition.

Within ESL, we have developed a smart wearable system based on the design of bone conduction headphones with the addition of four electroencephalogram electrodes for the detection of epileptic seizures. With further developments, this system will be able to notify caregivers for rescue to avoid epilepsy-related death due to the underlying neurological disorders, sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, or accidents during seizures.

This work is presented by Jérôme Thevenot, Jonathan Dan and José Ángel Miranda Calero.

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