JBiSE  Vol.7 No.12 , October 2014
An Efficient Method for Epileptic Seizure Detection in Long-Term EEG Recordings
ABSTRACT
Epilepsy is one of the most prevalent neurological disorders with no age, racial, social class, and neither national nor geographic boundaries. There are 50 million sufferers in the world today with 2.4 million new cases occur each year. Electroencephalogram (EEG) has become a traditional procedure to investigate abnormal functioning of brain activity. Epileptic EEG is usually characterized by short transients and sharp waves as spikes. Identification of such event splays a crucial role in epilepsy diagnosis and treatment. The present study proposes a method to detect three epileptic spike types in EEG recordings based mainly on Template Matching Algorithm including multiple signal-processing approaches. The method was applied to real clinical EEG data of epileptic patients and evaluated according to sensitivity, specificity, selectivity and average detection rate. The promising results illuminate that hybrid processing approaches in temporal, frequency and spatial domains can be a real solution to identify fast EEG transients.

Cite this paper
Helal, A. , Seddik, A. , Eldosoky, M. and Hussein, A. (2014) An Efficient Method for Epileptic Seizure Detection in Long-Term EEG Recordings. Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering, 7, 963-972. doi: 10.4236/jbise.2014.712093.
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