At-home seizure tracker

SPEAC SYS­TEM BRAIN SENTINEL

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Man­ag­ing epilep­tic seizures re­quires info on when and how of­ten they oc­cur. That’s hard to ac­quire be­cause 85 per­cent of seizures hap­pen at night and the pa­tient must re­mem­ber the rest. SPEAC is the first nonEEG seizure mon­i­tor. It ad­heres to a per­son’s bi­cep and de­tects changes in mus­cle ac­ti­va­tion, which an al­go­rithm an­a­lyzes to in­di­cate an episode. The user’s doc­tor re­views the data and tweaks treat­ment.

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