An IoT approach to personalised remote monitoring and management of epilepsy

Sarah A. McHale, Ella Pereira, Udo Weishmann, Mark Hall, Hui Fang

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Abstract

Most current studies of epileptic seizure detection disclose that 'Despite the design of new anti-epileptic drugs, drug resistant epilepsy still lacks an ultimate solution' [1]. The Internet of Things (IoT) provides a timely chance for a more personalised approach to the monitoring and management of epilepsy. This is by integrating smart devices deployed at home and personal patient data into a unified monitoring system. However, because the data collected from monitoring epilepsy patients in hospital is constrained and the data semantic of the devices and patient are not unified, the integration of such data into meaningful information is difficult. A personalised approach has the potential to significantly improve the patients' daily lives whose seizures cannot be controlled by either drugs or surgery. This paper, provides an overview of a proposed personalised approach to not only promote this unification between patient data and devices but also to advocate that 'not one device fits all'. This way a personalised monitoring plan (PMP) for each individual epilepsy patient can be realised.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 14th International Symposium on Pervasive Systems, Algorithms and Networks, I-SPAN 2017, 11th International Conference on Frontier of Computer Science and Technology, FCST 2017 and 3rd International Symposium of Creative Computing, ISCC 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages414-418
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538608401
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Nov 2017
Event14th International Symposium on Pervasive Systems, Algorithms and Networks, I-SPAN 2017, 11th International Conference on Frontier of Computer Science and Technology, FCST 2017 and 3rd International Symposium of Creative Computing, ISCC 2017 - Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom
Duration: 21 Jun 201723 Jun 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings - 14th International Symposium on Pervasive Systems, Algorithms and Networks, I-SPAN 2017, 11th International Conference on Frontier of Computer Science and Technology, FCST 2017 and 3rd International Symposium of Creative Computing, ISCC 2017
Volume2017-November

Conference

Conference14th International Symposium on Pervasive Systems, Algorithms and Networks, I-SPAN 2017, 11th International Conference on Frontier of Computer Science and Technology, FCST 2017 and 3rd International Symposium of Creative Computing, ISCC 2017
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityExeter, Devon
Period21/06/1723/06/17

Keywords

  • Epilepsy
  • Healthcare
  • Information management
  • Internet of things
  • Personalised remote monitoring
  • Smart device
  • Wearable technology

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