Changes in electrodermal activity in patients with epilepsy over 24 hours

Takeaway

  • Differences in electrodermal activity (EDA) in patients experiencing seizures suggest that EDA recordings from wearable devices may offer a non-invasive tool for continuous monitoring of patients with epilepsy.

Why this matters ?

    People with epilepsy exhibit suppressed vagal control and an autonomic imbalance toward increased sympathetic activity. EDA, an autonomic marker for sympathetic skin activity, exhibits unique properties in the setting of seizures, and may be used for seizure monitoring, detection and prediction.