Resources Contact Us Home
Browse by: INVENTOR PATENT HOLDER PATENT NUMBER DATE
 
 
Method and computer program product for assessing neurological conditions and treatments using evoked response potentials










Image Number 14 for United States Patent #6463321.

A method is provided for diagnosing the presence of a neurological disorder or otherwise assessing the neurological condition of a patient. The method also allows the assessment of a treatment regimen used by a patient. The method includes the collection and analysis of ERP data. The method of the invention begins by conducting a plurality of ERP trials on a patient. In an embodiment of the invention, the data from the ERP trials is then characterized to produce a characterizing ERP signal vector for the patient. Projections based on the characterizing ERP signal vector are then generated. The projections are compared to information derived from the ERP data of patients having known neurological conditions. To perform diagnosis, the projections are compared to standards, such as one or more characterizing ERP signal vectors from known healthy patients, and one or more characterizing ERP signal vectors from patients known to have the disorder. The probable presence or absence of the neurological disorder is decided by a weighted vote of the projections, where the weighting is a function of how closely each projection compares to the respective standards. Projections can also be used to perform other types of neurological assessment, such as tracking a patient's response to a treatment regimen, assessing the treatability of a patient with respect to a particular regimen, determining the effects of a particular regimen, or categorizing a patient in order to create a homogenous group for a clinical trial.








 
 
  Recently Added Patents
Remote device pairing setup
Alterable account number
Zoom lens
Nickel-cobalt-manganese multi-element lithium ion battery cathode material with dopants and its methods of preparation
Air-fuel ratio control apparatus for an internal combustion engine
Memory device having collaborative filtering to reduce noise
Color image forming apparatus with contact control of process units
  Randomly Featured Patents
Method of producing ferroelectric thin film
Method, Rivet-Punch, for joining several metal sheets by using non-heat-treated rivets made from an aluminium alloy
Current sense circuit for motor drive
Remote control transmitter
Slot machine
Method and system for providing prescription drug coverage
Pedestal cooler with coaster base
Symmetrical capacitor
Method and article of manufacture for differentiating between a non-volatile memory device and an emulator for purposes of in-circuit programming
Method and apparatus for dispensing boxed goods