Advances in the Application of Technology to Epilepsy: The CIMIT/NIO Epilepsy Innovation Summit

Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology, Boston, MA, USA.
Epilepsy & Behavior (Impact Factor: 2.06). 09/2009; 16(1):3-46. DOI: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2009.06.028
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ABSTRACT In 2008, a group of clinicians, scientists, engineers, and industry representatives met to discuss advances in the application of engineering technologies to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with epilepsy. The presentations also provided a guide for further technological development, specifically in the evaluation of patients for epilepsy surgery, seizure onset detection and seizure prediction, intracranial treatment systems, and extracranial treatment systems. This article summarizes the discussions and demonstrates that cross-disciplinary interactions can catalyze collaborations between physicians and engineers to address and solve many of the pressing unmet needs in epilepsy.

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