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geant A framework for the analysis of medical data using data sonification across the GÉANT network and the European Grid infrastructure

The presentation will focus on how advanced research and education networking and grid computing could help making a difference in the field of epilepsy diagnosis. Epilepsy is still one of the most common, serious neurological disorders. One of the main characteristics of epilepsy is represented by seizures and each type of epilepsy has its own unique combination of seizure type, typical age of onset, EEG findings, treatment, and prognosis. In this work, "inter-ictal" EEGs (i.e., EEG recording done sufficiently far from a seizure) have been analysed for the first time using a sonification technique across the GÉANT network, exploiting the European Grid Infrastructure in order to identify a baseline condition (hopefully, a marker). The identification of this marker through data sonification may help highlighting and characterizing the temporal patterns embedded in the EEGs of epileptic patients, providing a powerful tool for seizure prevention, hence improving the quality of life of people and promoting the research for new therapeutic interventions.

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  • Domenico Vicinanza
  • Mariapaola Sorrentino
  • Massimo Rizzi
  • Giuseppe La Rocca
  • Francesca Falcetta
  • Roberto Barbera

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