Non-convulsive seizures, including cases of non-convulsive status epilepticus (NCSE), are common in critically ill patients in emergency departments and intensive care units.
EEG is not widely available across hospitals, and where it is available, it suffers from long delays.
Recording and reading an EEG is complex and slow. The conventional EEG system is not designed for speed. It requires a specialized technician to connect electrodes to the scalp, set up the system, and record. Once the EEG data is collected, a trained EEG specialist is needed to interpret the recordings and relay the diagnostic information to physicians in the ICU and emergency department.