28 Oct '16, 5am

Imec spin-off diagnoses #epilepsy:

Imec spin-off diagnoses #epilepsy:

Imec spin-off Epilog improves epilepsy diagnosis through an automated service that accurately and efficiently analyzes large amounts of EEG-data. Epilepsy, a condition characterized by uncontrolled brain activity, is a complex pathology that occurs in many different forms. The screening and treatment of epilepsy is a difficult and time-consuming process. Moreover, about one third of the patients suffer from so-called pharmaco-resistant epilepsy, meaning that they cannot be treated with medication. Brain surgery is currently the best treatment for these patients, however, hospitals are faced with long waiting lists and limited resources that result in treatment delays of up to a year or more. “The electroencephalogram, or EEG, is one of the cornerstone techniques to diagnose epilepsy,” says Epilog co-founder Gregor Strobbe, ”unfortunately, the interpretation of EEG data is ...

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