Wearable devices for the detection of imminent seizures

Takeaway

  • Wearable heart rate monitor detects epileptic seizures.

Why this matters

  • Not all individuals with epilepsy have prominent motor signs to warn them of an imminent seizure. In these individuals, autonomic nervous system changes may be a biomarker for a possible seizure: a device that could detect these changes could prevent morbidity and mortality associated with seizures.