Oct 28, 2019

Can commercially available wearable EEG devices be used for diagnostic purposes? An explorative pilot study

Epilepsy & Behavior : E&B
Yannic TitgemeyerStephan Michael Jonas


Electroencephalography (EEG) is a core element in the diagnosis of epilepsy syndromes and can help to monitor antiseizure treatment. Mobile EEG (mEEG) devices are increasingly available on the consumer market and may offer easier access to EEG recordings especially in rural or resource-poor areas. The usefulness of consumer-grade devices for clinical purposes is still underinvestigated. Here, we compared EEG traces of a commercially available mEEG device (Emotiv EPOC) to a simultaneously recorded clinical video EEG (vEEG). Twenty-two adult patients (11 female, mean age 40.2 years) undergoing noninvasive vEEG monitoring for clinical purposes were prospectively enrolled. The EEG recordings were evaluated by 10 independent raters with unmodifiable view settings. The individual evaluations were compared with respect to the presence of abnormal EEG findings (regional slowing, epileptiform potentials, seizure pattern). Video EEG yielded a sensitivity of 56% and specificity of 88% for abnormal EEG findings, whereas mEEG reached 39% and 85%, respectively. Interrater reliability coefficients were better in vEEG as compared to mEEG (ϰ = 0.50 vs. 0.30), corresponding to a moderate and fair agreement. Intrarater reliability between mEEG an...Continue Reading

  • References
  • Citations


  • We're still populating references for this paper, please check back later.
  • References
  • Citations


  • This paper may not have been cited yet.

Mentioned in this Paper

Mobility Device
Anticonvulsant Therapy
Pilot Projects
Video EEG
Video Media

Trending Feeds


Coronaviruses encompass a large family of viruses that cause the common cold as well as more serious diseases, such as the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19; formally known as 2019-nCoV). Coronaviruses can spread from animals to humans; symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties; in more severe cases, infection can lead to death. This feed covers recent research on COVID-19.

Synthetic Genetic Array Analysis

Synthetic genetic arrays allow the systematic examination of genetic interactions. Here is the latest research focusing on synthetic genetic arrays and their analyses.

Position Effect Variegation

Position Effect Variagation occurs when a gene is inactivated due to its positioning near heterochromatic regions within a chromosome. Discover the latest research on Position Effect Variagation here.

Head And Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Squamous cell carcinomas account for >90% of all tumors in the head and neck region. Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma incidence has increased dramatically recently with little improvement in patient outcomes. Here is the latest research on this aggressive malignancy.

Signaling in Adult Neurogenesis

Neural stem cells play a critical role in the production of neuronal cells in neurogenesis is of great importance. Of interest is the role signalling mechanisms in adult neurogenesis. Discover the latest research on signalling in adult neurogenesis.

Psychiatric Chronotherapy

Psychiatric Chronotherapy considers the circadian rhythm as a major factor for optimizing therapeutic efficacy of psychiatric interventions. Discover the latest research on Psychiatric Chronotherapy here.

Epigenetic Memory

Epigenetic memory refers to the heritable genetic changes that are not explained by the DNA sequence. Find the latest research on epigenetic memory here.

Bone Marrow Neoplasms

Bone Marrow Neoplasms are cancers that occur in the bone marrow. Discover the latest research on Bone Marrow Neoplasms here.

Related Papers

Journal of Child Neurology
Kate Van PoppelJames Wheless
Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Alejandro RodríguezMariano Alcañiz
© 2020 Meta ULC. All rights reserved