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"Epileptic seizures are usually recognized in retrospect, which leads to a distorted image of reality. We need to move towards reliable seizure prediction instead."

Research profile

Johan Arends is Part-time Professor in the Signal Processing Systems group, where he focuses on seizure prediction in epilepsy patients. This is a complex, multidisciplinary topic, requiring monitoring of physical functions, such as heart rate or muscle tone, optimizing the data acquired, developing signal analysis methods and models that can detect when a seizure may be imminent, and determining the most effective way to send out an alarm or intervene.  

In his research, Arends collaborates with other research lines within the Signal Processing Systems group, other departments with Eindhoven University of Technology, and with Kempenhaeghe Epilepsy Centre. 

His research themes are automatic detection of epileptic seizures with unobtrusive sensors, the relationship between epilepsy syndromes, EEG and cognitive development and clinical decision-making and epilepsy surgery.

Academic background

Johan Arends studied Medicine at Nijmegen University and wrote his PhD thesis on analysis of partial motor epilepsy in rats. After graduating as neurologist from Nijmegen University in 1986, Arends became sleep researcher at Janssen Pharmaceutica. In addition, he worked part-time at Kempenhaeghe Epilepsy Center, where he started a sleep disorder clinic in 1988. As of 1995, Arends worked at Kempenhaeghe full-time, as head of Clinical Neurophysiology and as senior researcher. For his focus on automatic detection of epileptic seizures, Arends has always collaborated with Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). An official collaboration between Kempenhaeghe and TU/e in 2010 led to Arends' appointment as part-time professor in 2011.

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Research Output 1999 2019

Adaptive EEG channel selection for nonconvulsive seizure analysis

Wang, Y., Long, X., van Dijk, H., Aarts, R. & Arends, J., 31 Jan 2019, 2018 IEEE 23rd International Conference on Digital Signal Processing, DSP 2018. Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 5 p. 8631844

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Electroencephalography
Brain
Monitoring
Electroencephalography
Intellectual Disability
Seizures
Population
Detectors

Epileptic seizures associated with syncope: ictal bradycardia and ictal asystole

Monté, C. P., Monté, C. J., Boon, P. & Arends, J., 19 Dec 2019, In : Epilepsy and Behavior. 90, p. 168-171 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

Syncope
Bradycardia
Heart Arrest
Epilepsy
Stroke

Non-convulsive status epilepticus detection

Wang, Y., Long, X., van Dijk, J. P., Lazeron, R. H. C., Aarts, R. M. & Arends, J. B. A. M., 2019

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractAcademic

Electroencephalography
Intensive care units
Monitoring
Electrocardiography
Brain

Visibility graph methods in nonconvulsive seizure detection

Du, H., Wang, Y., Long, X., Arends, J. B. A. M., van Dijk, J. P. & Aarts, R. M., 2019, (Unpublished)

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractAcademic

Electroencephalography
Visibility

Press / Media

Nightwatch Detects Night-time Seizures

Johan Arends

21/11/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

New epilepsy warning device could save thousands of lives

Johan Arends

20/11/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

New epilepsy warning device could save thousands of lives

Johan Arends

26/10/185/11/18

4 items of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Epilepsy Warning Device Could Save Thousands of Lives

Johan Arends

30/10/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Student theses

Detection of epileptic seizures: a model for motor phenomena

Author: Nijsen, T., 29 Feb 2004

Supervisor: Cluitmans, P. (Supervisor 1), Arends, J. (External coach) & Griep, P. (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

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Het voorspellen van epilepsie-aanvallen met behulp van ARIMA-modellen

Author: Matthijsse, J., 31 Oct 1996

Supervisor: van der Laan, P. (Supervisor 1), Adan, I. (Supervisor 2), Wijnen, J. (Supervisor 2), Arends, J. (External coach) & van de Vrie, J. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

Medication visualization and cohort specification

Author: Dingen, D., 30 Nov 2015

Supervisor: van Wijk, J. (Supervisor 1), Arends, J. (Supervisor 2) & Buijs, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Medicine prescription visualization

Author: van der Corput, P., 31 Aug 2013

Supervisor: van Wijk, J. (Supervisor 1) & Arends, J. (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

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