Accession Number : ADA290885

Title :   Monitor for Status Epilepticus Seizures.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WATERVLIET NY BENET LABS

Personal Author(s) : Johnson, Mark ; Simkins, Thomas

PDF Url : ADA290885

Report Date : OCT 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : This report describes the sensor technology and associated electronics of a monitor designed to detect the onset of a seizure disorder called status epilepticus. It is a condition that affects approximately 3 to 5 percent of those individuals suffering from epilepsy. This form of epilepsy does not follow the typical cycle of start-peak-end. The convulsions continue until medically interrupted and are life-threatening. The mortality rate is high without prompt medical treatment at a suitable facility. The report describes the details of a monitor design that provides an inexpensive solution to the needs of those responsible for the care of individuals afflicted with this disorder. The monitor has been designed as a cooperative research and development effort involving the United States Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center's Benet Laboratories (Benet) and the Cerebral Palsy Center for the Disabled (Center), in association with the Department of Neurology at Albany Medical College (AMC). Benet has delivered a working prototype of the device for field testing. in collaboration with AMC. The Center has identified several children in need of special monitoring and has agreed to pursue commercialization of the device.

Descriptors :   *BRAIN DAMAGE, *EPILEPSY, ELECTRONICS, DETECTORS, MONITORING, FIELD TESTS, PROTOTYPES, MEDICINE, ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITIES, NEUROLOGY, MEDICAL SERVICES, MORTALITY RATE, CHILDREN, CONVULSIVE DISORDERS.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Pharmacology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE