Wrist-worn accelerometer devices show diagnostic potential for convulsive epilepsy

Takeaway

  • Wrist-worn accelerometer (ACM) devices were able to quantify and differentiate between the motor movements of generalized tonic-clonic seizures (GTCS) and the convulsive movements of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES).

Why this matters

  • The wrist-worn ACM device has the potential to be an accurate, low-cost and practical alternative to classic diagnostic measures for GTCS and convulsive PNES.