EpiWatch is an epilepsy research study that monitors seizure symptoms with Apple Watch to improve seizure detection, improve medication adherence and enhance quality of life for those who suffer from seizures.
Today, Johns Hopkins researchers introduced EpiWatch, designed to use Apple Watch to collect patient data through the open source ResearchKit framework designed by Apple. The app, which runs on Apple Watch and iPhone, collects data from patients with epilepsy before, during and after their seizures.
Over 2.5 million people are living with epilepsy in the United States. The data gathered by the app, including physiological changes, altered responsiveness and other characteristics of recurrent seizures, will be used by researchers to better understand epilepsy and to develop new methods for monitoring and managing the disease and the role of technology.