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Clinical Study: The Emfit Movement Monitor "may offer a novel and practical way to prevent SUDEP."

Epilepsy and Behavior published a clinical study that focused on the efficacy of the Emfit Movement Monitor to detect and alert to the onset of seizures in adults - specifically adults who experience Tonic-Clonic seizures. "Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy is typically seen in the context of a generalized convulsion. The risk is significantly increased in unattended patients and during the night." The Independent study was conducted at Northwestern University under the direction of Dr. Stephen Schuele and the results were extremely favorable. "Our data suggest that the Emfit device is able to selectively detect generalized convulsive seizures in an adult patient population. The device demonstrated a high sensitivity and specificity in the awake state and was 100% accurate during sleep."



"Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy is typically seen in the context of a generalized convulsion. The risk is significantly increased in unattended patients and during the night. There is indirect evidence that indicates that supervision and basic resuscitation may be able to prevent a majority of SUDEP cases. A reliable nocturnal seizure detection device for generalized convulsions may allow caregivers to be alerted when patients are at highest risk for SUDEP."


The article in its entirety is available for purchase here.


Learn more about the Emfit Movement Monitor.

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