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2017 (Vol. 9, Issue: 2)
Research Article

Epileptic Seizure Detection in EEG using Support Vector Machines and Statistical Analysis

Ahmad M. Sarhan
College of Engineering and Technology, American University of the Middle East, Eqaila, Kuwait

DOI: 10.19026/rjms.9.5066
Submitted Accepted Published
April 20, 2017 ‎June 7, 2017 November 25, 2017

  How to Cite this Article:

Ahmad M. Sarhan, 2017. Epileptic Seizure Detection in EEG using Support Vector Machines and Statistical Analysis.  Research Journal of Mathematics and Statistics, 9(2): 26-33.

DOI: 10.19026/rjms.9.5066

URL: http://www.maxwellsci.com/jp/mspabstract.php?jid=RJMS&doi=rjms.9.5066


In this study, we introduce a novel automated system for the detection and prediction of epileptic seizures. Statistical features are extracted from the EEG signal and are passed to a modified Support Vector Machine (SVM) algorithm for classification. Epilepsy is one of the most commonly encountered neurological disorders. Epilepsy is associated with unpredictable seizures. The cause of these seizures is usually unknown. Seizures are embedded in the Electroencephalogram (EEG) signal which represents the brainís electrical activities. The EEG signal can be recorded either from the scalp or invasively from the cortex using intracranial electrodes. This study reveals that the standard deviation and mean of the input EEG signal form discriminative features. Testing the performance of the proposed system on a publicly available epilepsy dataset provided by the University of Bonn, achieved 100% accuracy. The proposed system requires up to 83% fewer clock cycles than the lift algorithm and 88% fewer clock cycles than the convolution-based algorithm.

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ISSN (Online):  2040-7505
ISSN (Print):   2042-2024
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