Dogs Prove There is a Scent Associated to Epileptic Seizures

INDIANAPOLIS, March 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — A collaborative study between a French research team of the University of Rennes, and an Indiana based service dog organization, Medical Mutts, showed that dogs are able to detect an odor collected from patients during an epileptic seizure.

These results will open a large field of research on the odor signature of seizures with potential for significant improvements of seizure detection systems. This will also allow for service dogs to be trained to alert to the onset of seizures, thus better-assisting people living with the condition.

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