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[Video] Heart rate cycles for improved seizure forecasting

Seer Medical is a research-driven medical technology company with a mission to empower people to take better control of their health. Research Review is a series where we pull apart peer-reviewed journal articles published by Seer Medical’s research team. Seer is proudly the home of some of the most brilliant minds advancing research in the…

Seizure risk forecasting: Gain back your independence

There are at least 65 million people in the world currently living with epilepsy. Of those 65 million people, an estimated 15 million are unable to adequately control their seizures with medication. Every day there is the uncertainty of when their next seizure may occur. Studying seizures has been of interest since ancient times, but…

What does a neurologist do?

Neurologists are specialised physicians that diagnose and treat neurological conditions. In other words, they work with conditions of the nervous system that may affect or start in the brain, spinal column, nerves and muscles. When a general practitioner (GP) suspects that you may have seizure events or epilepsy, for example, they may recommend further consultation…

What are the early signs of a seizure disorder?

What is a seizure? A seizure is a sudden, uncontrolled electrical disturbance in the brain. The electrical disturbance disrupts the normal function of the brain. As a result, it changes someone’s behaviour, movements, feelings, and can result in altered levels of consciousness. A seizure disorder includes a condition called epilepsy. Epilepsy is a central nervous…

What are focal onset seizures?

Telling one seizure type from another can be confusing to say the least as there are many different types of seizures. All of them can be classified by their ‘onset’ which refers to where in the brain the seizure originates from.  Understanding the difference between types of seizure onsets and being able to recognise them…

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[Video] How do weather, sleep, and time of day affect seizure risk forecasting?

Seer Medical is a research-driven medical technology company with a mission to empower people to take better control of their health. Research Review is a series where we pull apart peer-reviewed journal articles published by Seer Medical’s research team. Building on our expertise in epilepsy, we are creating end-to-end systems that give people control over…