World-first 'Fitbit for the brain'
In collaboration with the Bionics Institute, St Vincent’s neurology team develops world-first brain implant dubbed Fitbit for the brain' which is able give epileptic seizure forecast.
The device aims to record and decode the unique “weather patterns” of brain waves. It would then send a phone alert seizure forecast, which developers hope will allow patients make lifestyle and treatment changes to increase their independence.
It has taken four years for the team of 100 neurologists, engineers, neurosurgeons and neuroscientists to create the device.