Name, first nameArtur TanezerYear of birth1982UniversityZHDKField of Interest / research fieldCommunication Design / Visual CommunicationTitle of projectvisualization of epileptic seizuresAbstractEpileptic seizures consist of course of events. These can´t be controlled by the patient himself and include motor actions, consciousness, sensations and autonomous body functions. Proper understanding of these sequences is a condition of adequate treatment.
Information about these events can be obtained from narratives by patients and witnesses of the seizures, rarely from videos taken through bystanders. This information is essential to decide, wether an event is likely to be an epileptic seiEpileptic seizures consist of course of events. These can´t be controlled by the patient himself and include motor actions, consciousness, sensations and autonomous body functions. Information about these events can be obtained from narratives by patients and witnesses of the seizures, rarely from videos. Proper understanding of these sequences is essential to decide, wether an event is likely to be an epileptic seizure and how impairing it is for a patient.
Usually description of seizure sequences i done by verbal items, mostly in technical terminology, which is difficult to understand for patients and highly controversial between specialists.
Communication about seizure sequences and signs could be facilitated by visualization as a sort of direct and close description of theses events.
TutorsAlex Hanimann, Cybu Richli
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