Geraldine Boylan is Professor of Neonatal Physiology, Department of Paediatrics & Child Health, University College Cork, Ireland and Director of the Irish Centre Maternal & Child Health Research - INFANT www.infantcentre.ie She leads the Neonatal Brain Research Group at the INFANT centre - a multidisciplinary research team focused on neurological monitoring of infants in the neonatal intensive care unit, particularly for the early diagnosis of brain injury.
Researchers in the team use AI to develop automated algorithms for monitoring the health of newborn infants. They have most recently developed a seizure detection algorithm for newborn infants which has been licenced to a number of multinational patient monitoring companies. A Wellcome Trust funded clinical trial (ANSeR Study) evaluating the clinical efficacy of this algorithm was completed in 8 centres across Europe showing improved accuracy in seizure detection. This was the first randomised clinical investigation of AI assisted seizure detection for neonates.