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A visual EEG epilepsy detection method based on a wavelet statistical representation and the Kullback-Leibler divergence

Quintero Rincon, Antonio and Pereyra, Marcelo Alejandro and D'Giano, Carlos and Batatia, Hadj and Risk, Marcelo A visual EEG epilepsy detection method based on a wavelet statistical representation and the Kullback-Leibler divergence. (2016) In: VII Latin American Congress on Biomedical Engineering CLAIB 2016, 26 October 2016 - 28 October 2016 (Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia).

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-4086-3_4


This paper presents a statistical signal processing method for the characterization of EEG of patients suffering from epilepsy. A statistical model is proposed for the signals and the Kullback-Leibler divergence is used to study the differences between Seizure/Non-Seizure in patients suffering from epilepsy. Precisely, EEG signals are transformed into multivariate coefficients through multilevel 1D wavelet decomposition of different brain frequencies. The generalized Gaussian distribution (GGD) is shown to model precisely these coefficients. Patients are compared based on the analytical development of Kullback-Leibler divergence (KLD) of their corresponding GGD distributions. The method has been applied to a dataset of 18 epileptic signals of 9 patients. Results show a clear discrepancy between Seizure/Non-Seizure in epileptic signals, which helps in determining the onset of the seizure.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Other partners > University of Bristol (UNITED KINGDOM)
Other partners > Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas - CONICET (ARGENTINA)
Other partners > Fundación para la Lucha contra las Enfermedades Neurológicas de la Infancia - FLENI (ARGENTINA)
Other partners > Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires - ITBA (ARGENTINA)
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