IBM TrueNorth-Based Computer Chip Monitors Brain Activity And May Help Predict Seizures

The TrueNorth technology of IBM may go beyond speech and facial recognition. The technology may also be used to monitor brain activity and predict seizures early.(Photo : IBM Research) International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation and University of Melbourne partner for a very unique but significant undertaking. They are trying to test if TrueNorth may be used to predict seizures. Contrary to popular belief, seizures, a condition defined as the brain’s electrical activity going haywire, don’t usually occur suddenly. Many diagnosed with it can actually feel little changes in their behavior or motion prior to an attack. However, the time difference between these seizures and the felt changes can be so small that they won’t be able to plan their steps clearly, potentially putting their lives in danger. So far, there’s…


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