Many related objects are dedicated to the health sector. Apple has decided to move into this area with its connected Watch, to the point where the Apple Watch launches new features for the latter every year. It’s hard not to mention the EKG, an option that allows users to check their heartbeat and spot any possible irregularities. In just a few years, the app has proven itself to save the lives of several people who testify to the apple brand.
Anticipate epileptic seizures
Similarly, researchers at Ben Gurion University in the Negev (Israel) are working on a connected device that can detect epileptic seizures at least an hour before they occur – at least. When the risk of seizures is considered, the electroencephalogram can send a notification to the user’s smartphone.
In order to work, the device developed by Israeli researchers is based on artificial intelligence, in particular machine learning and algorithms that analyze the user’s brain activity. Currently, with fewer electrodes, an accuracy of 97% to 95% is achieved, which is still quite high.
With such a connected object, the affected users could anticipate the epileptic seizure and take the necessary measures to make it as easy as possible, such as taking medication or informing others. Because some crises are violent, knowing beforehand that they will occur ensures better patient care in daily life.
This is not the first time researchers have studied the development of such a device. In 2019, researchers from the University of Louisiana developed a pretty similar device. However, the currently connected object by researchers at Ben Gurion University may be smaller and more compact, which may be useful in the event that it is marketed.