The nonstationary and multicomponent nature of newborn EEC seizures tends to increase the complexity of the seizure detection problem. In dealing with this type of problems, time-frequency-based techniques were shown to outperform classical techniques. This paper presents a new time-frequency-based EEC seizure detection technique. The technique uses an estimate of the distribution function of the singular vectors associated with the time-frequency distribution of an EEC epoch to characterise the patterns embedded in the signal. The estimated distribution functions related to seizure and nonseizure epochs were used to train a neural network to discriminate between seizure and nonseizure patterns.
- Probability distribution function
- Singular value decomposition
- Time-frequency distribution
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Signal Processing
- Hardware and Architecture
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering