Time-frequency based newborn EEG seizure detection using low and high frequency signatures

Hamid Hassanpour*, Mostefa Mesbah, Boualem Boashash

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The nonstationary and multicomponent nature of newborn EEG seizures tend to increase the complexity of the seizure detection problem. In dealing with this type of problem, time-frequency based techniques were shown to outperform classical techniques. Neonatal EEG seizures have signatures in both low frequency (lower than 10 Hz) and high frequency (higher than 70 Hz) areas. Seizure detection techniques have been proposed that concentrate on either low frequency or high frequency signatures of seizures. They, however, tend to miss seizures that reveal themselves only in one of the frequency areas. To overcome this problem, we propose a detection method that uses time-frequency seizure features extracted from both low and high frequency areas. Results of applying the proposed method on five newborn EEGs are very encouraging.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)935-944
Number of pages10
JournalPhysiological Measurement
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • EEG seizure detection
  • Singular vector
  • Spike detection
  • Time-frequency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Physiology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Physiology (medical)


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