Seizure preventing MBAN

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Abstract

Many people worldwide suffer from epileptic seizures and not all of them can be prevented using medicines, this thesis is being done for seizure prevention. This is based on implementing a medical body area network (MBAN) that takes sensory recordings across the whole body. This is needed as the research group that proposes this project found from previous research that this is needed for timely seizure prevention. In this report the design, implementation and results of building a prototype MBAN using Bluetooth low energy (BLE) is discussed. The result is a prototype that can measure heart rate when Bluetooth is turned off, but does function with Bluetooth when the heart rate sensor is replaced with mock data. Recommendations are made as to how to resolve the issues that arose during the implementation and as to which topologies should be implemented in the future.