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Study of Algorithm for Epilepsy Alert Device

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 9, 2007
Last Update Posted : June 15, 2011
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Brief Summary:
An accelerometer with transmitting ability is worn on the wrist. Data of movements during seizures will be analyzed to upgrade algorithm that will identify seizures.

Condition or disease
Motor Seizures

Detailed Description:

Patients undergoing Video-EEG telemetry will wear movement sensor on their wrist. The sensor will transmit continuous data to a laptop. Seizures' data (tonic or clonic) will be analyzed and transformed into an algorithm (up-graded existing preliminary algorithm).

In the second phase the algorithm will need to identify seizure events within one minute of the onset.

Both specificity ("false positive") and sensitivity ("false negative) will be than calculated.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 15 participants
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Epilepsy Alert Device - Epilert Performance
Study Start Date : October 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2010

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Epilepsy Seizures

Biospecimen Description:
no Biospecimen

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 65 Years   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients admitted to Video-LTM Unit with motor seizures.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients undergoing Long Term Monitoring for motor seizures

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Invasive recording
  • Psychogenic seizures

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00497835

Sponsors and Collaborators
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Principal Investigator: Swetlana Kiperwasser, M.D. Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
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Responsible Party: Prof. Uri Kramer. Chief scientist, Biolert LTD Identifier: NCT00497835    
Other Study ID Numbers: Biolert LTD
First Posted: July 9, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 15, 2011
Last Verified: July 2007
Keywords provided by Biolert:
motor seizures
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations