The doctors in Cork University Maternity Hospital have experience in studying brain waves in sick newborns. Babies may have unusual movements, be sick and may be at risk of seizures often called fits or convulsions. This study aimed to confirm whether a baby was having seizures or not, using a test called EEG (electroencephalogram). In addition, a test called NIRS (near infrared spectrometry) was used to determine if the oxygen supply to your baby’s brain was affected.
This study received funding from Wellcome Trust to develop a seizure detection algorithm.