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Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2010;2010:4415-8. doi: 10.1109/IEMBS.2010.5625988.

Continuous monitoring of electrodermal activity during epileptic seizures using a wearable sensor.

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Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST), USA. zher@mit.edu

Abstract

We present a novel method for monitoring sympathetic nervous system activity during epileptic seizures using a wearable sensor measuring electrodermal activity (EDA). The wearable sensor enables long-term, continuous EDA recordings from patients. Preliminary results from our pilot study suggest that epileptic seizures induce a surge in EDA. These changes are greater in generalized tonic-clonic seizures and reflect a massive sympathetic discharge. This paper offers a new approach for investigating the relationship between epileptic seizures and autonomic alterations.

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21095760
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10.1109/IEMBS.2010.5625988
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