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Mobile, smart neurosensor system for the detection and documentation of epileptic seizures in everyday life

The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Health BMG within the funding project focus "Digital innovations for the improvement of patient-centered care in healthcare, smart sensor technology".
Motivation

Epilepsy can vary greatly in form, cause and severity. In order to select a suitable therapy, it is therefore very important to have a precise knowledge of the individual clinical picture. Until now, doctors have had to rely on descriptions from patients and caregivers to estimate the frequency of seizures. However, this information is often incomplete because seizures are not always consciously perceived. A solution is being worked on within the "MOND" project: A mobile neurosensor system suitable for everyday use is to automatically detect epileptic seizures and document them for medical history taking and to optimize patient safety.

Target

The project "MOND" pursues the goal of a better epilepsy diagnosis and therapy. Within the project, a conceptual proof-of-concept for an AI-based sensor system for automated detection of epileptic seizures in everyday life is aimed at. Data acquisition is to be performed via ear-worn mobile sensor technology, with a particular focus on also enabling mobile derivation of an electroencephalogram (EEG). In addition, the aim is to develop a system that is as inconspicuous as possible and at the same time can be worn in everyday life with a high degree of comfort. HörTech gGmbH is investigating the acceptance and wearing comfort of the system with early involvement of the users. A special focus is on the analysis of the acoustic influence of a sensor system in the auditory canal.

Project duration

April 2020 – September 2022

Participating partners

  • Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
  • Cosinuss GmbH
  • Fraunhofer-Institut für Digitale Medientechnologie IDMT (Koordination)
  • Fraunhofer-Institut für Software- und Systemtechnik ISST
  • Institut für Medizinmanagement und Gesundheitswissenschaften, Universität Bayreuth
  • Klinik und Poliklinik für Epileptologie, Universitätsklinikum Bonn
  • Philipps-Universität Marburg, Universitätsklinikum Marburg

Further information

Press release: s.fhg.de/mond
Project website: https://www.idmt.fraunhofer.de/mond

Funded by:

Federal Ministry of Health

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