Feature extraction of epilepsy EEG using discrete wavelet transform

Hamad, A., E. H. Houssein, A. E. Hassanien, and A. A. Fahmy, "Feature extraction of epilepsy EEG using discrete wavelet transform", IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), 9, Cairo, 28-29 Dec. , 2016.

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28-29 Dec.


Epilepsy is one of the most common a chronic neurological disorders of the brain that affect millions of the world's populations. It is characterized by recurrent seizures, which are physical reactions to sudden, usually brief, excessive electrical discharges in a group of brain cells. Hence, seizure identification has great importance in clinical therapy of epileptic patients. Electroencephalogram (EEG) is most commonly used in epilepsy detection since it includes precious physiological information of the brain. However, it could be a challenge to detect the subtle but critical changes included in EEG signals. Feature extraction of EEG signals is core trouble on EEG-based brain mapping analysis. This paper will extract ten features from EEG signal based on discrete wavelet transform (DWT) for epilepsy detection. These numerous features will help the classifiers to achieve a good accuracy when utilize to classify EEG signal to detect epilepsy. Subsequently, the results have illustrated that DWT has been adopted to extract various features i.e., Entropy, Min, Max, Mean, Median, Standard deviation, Variance, Skewness, Energy and Relative Wave Energy (RWE).

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