Collin Arocho
5 January 2021

For the first time in the Netherlands, two epilepsy patients have received subdermal EEG implants for the continuous measurement of brain signals. To sift through the troves of data being continuously collected by behind-the-ear electrodes, the developers from Danish UNEEG Medical have turned to the University of Twente (UT) to provide AI algorithms for analysis, with the goal of improving treatments. With these implants, medical researchers have a particular interest in learning more about the effect of vagus nerve stimulation and how the collected data can help adjust the stimulating electrodes more precisely for enhanced benefits of treatment. In all, the project aims to insert the device in a group of 40 epilepsy patients.

EEG electrode
Credit: University of Twente