Monitoring absence seizures with fully-automated home devices may soon become a reality

Takeaway

  • Absence seizures can be detected with a wearable device using a fully automated algorithm.

Why this matters?

  • Therapeutic decisions in absence seizures are currently based on self-reporting. An objective and reliable estimation of seizure burden has high potential clinical relevance.

  • Long-term EEG monitoring in a home environment facilitates evaluation of therapeutic responses and may allow teleconsultations, leading to better patient care.