EEG@Home Epilepsy Project KCL

Daily EEG at home: understanding epilepsy and seizures through investigation of frequent repeated EEG, stress, sleep, and other factors

During the EEG@HOME project, we asked people with epilepsy to use an easy and portable EEG recording cap (ANT neuro 8 channels easy cap) to record scalp EEG at home twice daily, to wear a non-invasive wrist worn device (FitBit Charge3) to collect non-EEG bio-signals (heart rate, sleep quality index and steps) and a to use smartphone app (SeerMedicalApp) to collect data related to seizure occurrence, medication taken, sleep quality, stress and mood. Participants were remotely monitored for 6 months and standardized questionnaires (SSPQ & SUS) were also completed to assess the acceptability and feasibility of the entire procedure.

The aim was to develop a new feasible procedure that could allow people with epilepsy to independently and safety acquire non-invasive measurable variables at home and to assess the association between this information and the occurrence of seizures. The successful implementation of an at-home long-term monitoring procedure like this will provide key information to prospectively identify periods of higher seizure risk and to improve the management of epilepsy.


Biondi, A., Laiou, P., Bruno, E., Viana, P. F., Schreuder, M., Hart, W., … & Richardson, M. P. (2021). Remote and long-term self-monitoring of electroencephalographic and noninvasive measurable variables at home in patients with epilepsy (EEG@ HOME): protocol for an observational study. JMIR research protocols10(3), e25309.

Biondi, A., Simblett, S. K., Viana, P. F., Laiou, P., Fiori, A. M., Nurse, E., … & Richardson, M. P. (2024). Feasibility and acceptability of an ultra-long-term at-home EEG monitoring system (EEG@ HOME) for people with epilepsy. Epilepsy & Behavior151, 109609.

Lead researcher

Andrea Biondi