Summary

Eligibility
for people ages 4-100 (full criteria)
Location
at San Francisco, California and other locations
Dates
study started
estimated completion
Principal Investigator
by Danilo Bernardo

Description

Summary

The goal of this study is to develop a comfortable system that uses a wearable eye-tracker similar to eyeglasses to assist people with epilepsy in counting and measuring the severity of seizures. Participants will wear an eye-tracker during a routine EEG.

Details

Seizures can be difficult to detect outside of the hospital even with careful observation by a caregiver. EEG is the best method that we have to detect seizures- but it is uncomfortable for long term use outside of the hospital. The goal of this study is to develop a comfortable system that uses a wearable eye-tracker similar to eyeglasses to assist people with epilepsy in counting and measuring the severity of seizures. People participating in this study will have a routine EEG performed while an eye tracker measures eye movements. After the EEG is complete the researchers will compare the eye movements to the EEG to develop a software program that can detect seizures from eye movements.

Keywords

Epilepsy, Generalized Absence Epilepsy Absence Seizures Seizures Seizure Disorder eye movements seizure detection Epilepsy Epilepsy, Absence Eye movement analysis

Eligibility

You can join if…

Open to people ages 4-100

  1. Provision of signed and dated informed consent form- per local IRB
  2. Stated willingness to comply with all study procedures including the clicker test and availability for the duration of the study
  3. Male or female, aged 4-100
  4. Experience known typical absence seizures as defined by the ILAE 2017 classification or referred to EEG lab for staring spell or concern for absence seizure
  5. This will allow for inclusion of children and adults across the entire spectrum of disease states including new diagnosis (medication naive), medication responsive and non-medication responsive
  6. Scheduled for clinical EEG observation

You CAN'T join if...

  1. Intolerant of wearing or unable to wear the eyeglasses
  2. Autism or other developmental disorder that the PI thinks will interfere with data collection
  3. History of aggression that the PI thinks will interfere with data collection
  4. History of not tolerating EEG that the PI thinks will interfere with data collection
  5. Unable to give consent (for individuals ≥ 18 years old) unless they have an adult with power of attorney to consent

Locations

  • University of California, San Francisco accepting new patients
    San Francisco California 94158 United States
  • Children's Hospital Orange County accepting new patients
    Orange California 92868 United States

Lead Scientist at UCSF

Details

Status
accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
(estimated)
Sponsor
Rachel Kuperman
ID
NCT04439656
Study Type
Observational
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