Melbourne: Australian scientists have developed a new technology that could warn epileptics of a seizure about to happen. The latest technology involves surgically-placed electrodes in the brain feeding information to a handheld unit carried by the patient that will alert them to the threat of a seizure, ABC reported today. The development could one day transform the lives of about 60 million people who have epilepsy worldwide, it said, adding that the test has already been conducted on 15 people. The head of neurology at St Vincent`s Hospital, Prof Mark Cook, and his research team, said the device has the potential to dramatically improve the lives of the 60 million people around the world living with epilepsy.
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