Background: In this paper, a Convolutional Neural Network to extract the seizure features
and classify them into normal or absence seizure class, is proposed as an empowerment of
monitoring system by automatic detection of absence seizure. The training data is collected from the
normal and absence seizure subjects in the form of Electroencephalography.
Objective: To perform automatic detection of absence seizure using single channel electroencephalography
signal as input.
Methods: This data is then used to train the proposed Convolutional Neural Network to extract and
classify absence seizure. The Convolutional Neural Network consist of three layers 1] convolutional
layer – which extract the features in the form of vector 2] Pooling layer – the dimensionality of output
from convolutional layer is reduced and 3] Fully connected layer–the activation function called
soft-max is used to find the probability distribution of output class.
Results: The paper goes through the automatic detection of absence seizure in detail and provide the
comparative analysis of classification between Support Vector Machine and Convolutional Neural
Conclusion: The proposed approach outperforms the performance of Support Vector Machine in automatic
detection of absence seizure.