|The Future of Medicine Through Bioengineering - Ayden Jacob|
If we had a method to track when a patient would receive their next seizure, a plethora of innovations could spring forth to help fight them off. Nearly 50 million people in the world suffer from seizures, which are neuronal disturbances that yield a loss of consciousness accompanied by an inability to control the bowel or bladder. Researchers have now developed the first computer model that can predict future seizures with a 70% accuracy rate. By developing a personal library of a patient's emitted brain waves, the computer model can foretell a seizure 30 minutes before it manifests in the brain. In a recent human clinical trial, 10 patients had their electroencephalography ( EEG) readings inserted into the computer model. The computer successfully predicted the oncoming of a seizure in 7 of these patients.