An ultra-low power smart headband for real-time epileptic seizure detection

Shih Kai Lin, Istiqomah, Li-Chun Wang, Chin Yew Lin, Her-Ming Chiueh*

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In this paper, the design of a smart headband for epileptic seizure detection is presented. The proposed headband consists of four key components: 1) an analog front-end circuitry; 2) an epileptic seizure detection tag (ESDT); 3) a Bluetooth low-power chip; and 4) customized electrodes. All the above components are integrated into a fabric headband with only 50.3 g. The smart headband system dissipates 55.89 mW. The epileptic seizure detection algorithm inside ESDT is validated by using Boston Children's Hospital's CHB-MIT scalp EEG clinical database with the detection rate of 92.68% and the false alarm of 0.527/h. We develop a service APP connected to the cloud so that the patients' health condition can be recorded and then referenced by doctors for further diagnosis or research.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2700410
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine
StatePublished - 16 Aug 2018


  • Epileptic seizure detection
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • System-on-chip (SoC)
  • Wearable
  • Wireless transmission

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