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A Proposal to Automate Seizure Detection based on a Comparative Study of EEG Signal Analysis

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2017
Hrishikesh Telang, Shreya More, Yatri Modi, Ruhina Karani

Hrishikesh Telang, Shreya More, Yatri Modi and Ruhina Karani. A Proposal to Automate Seizure Detection based on a Comparative Study of EEG Signal Analysis. International Journal of Computer Applications 176(7):22-27, October 2017. BibTeX

	author = {Hrishikesh Telang and Shreya More and Yatri Modi and Ruhina Karani},
	title = {A Proposal to Automate Seizure Detection based on a Comparative Study of EEG Signal Analysis},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {October 2017},
	volume = {176},
	number = {7},
	month = {Oct},
	year = {2017},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {22-27},
	numpages = {6},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2017915637},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder which is characterized by recurrent and sudden seizures. People with epilepsy suffer from multiple types of seizures and Electroencephalography is an important clinical tool for diagnosing, monitoring and managing neurological disorders related to epilepsy. EEG signals are most often used to diagnose epilepsy, as seizures cause anomalies in EEG readings. In today’s world where adult life expectancy is rising and humans are living longer than ever before, the healthcare system generates vast amounts of data, including EEG signals. This paper examines the prospects and challenges faced in utilizing this data in order to optimize seizure detection in order to improve the patients’ quality of life. This paper also explores how Machine Learning can be applied to extract features and analyze the EEG signals and propose methods to achieve high classification accuracy.


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EEG signal analysis, Epileptic Seizure Detection, Machine Learning, Feature Extraction, Wavelet Transform, Signal Preprocessing, Signal Classification, Bidirectional Neural Networks, Auto Regressive model, Approximate Entropy, Wavelet Packet Decomposition, Extreme Learning Machines.