Epilepsy is a collective group of seizure related neurological disorders that adversely impacts approximately 4% of the American general public and over 87,000 veterans. Electroencephalogram (EEG) tests are used to detect seizures and other abnormalities associated with the electrical functions of the brain. With the exception of transitioning from analog recording methods developed in the 1960s to digital recordings in the 1980s, the use of EEG recordings has remained largely unchanged. Learning how to read EEG studies historically requires significant medical training and years of disciplined study. The result is that converting EEG data into clinically meaningful applications is costly and oftentimes inaccurate.
What it does
Blaze Bot is an automated editing platform designed to reduce the amount of time it takes to read and identify seizure activity within an EEG recording. On average EEG studies contain approximately 45 minutes of recording time. Blaze Bot reduces the amount of time required to read an EEG to a range of 3-5 minutes.
How we built it
Our program leverages machine learning algorithms to identify EEG patterns.