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 will ask 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. Participant will be remotely monitored for 6 months and standardized questionnaires (SSPQ & SUS) will be also completed to assess the acceptability and feasibility of the entire procedure.
The aim is to develop a new feasible procedure that allows 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.