Engineering students' computer program could help patients with epilepsy

A team of Rice University computational and applied math students have developed a technique to simplify the placement of electrodes in the brains of patients with epilepsy. Their method, which they call BrainGuide, is a software-based automation tool that neurosurgeons may use to help patients with non-treatable forms of the disease by plotting the correct placement of probes within their brains. Information gathered by the probes would help plan for future procedures in which the portion of the brain causing the seizures can then be removed.

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