EpiWatch is a wide ranging investigation into epilepsy that is testing the use of a wearable, the Apple Watch, to detect seizures. The app will also include other tools like medication & symptom tracking as well as screening for medication side effects. In a first for ResearchKit apps, EpiWatch will use an Apple Watch app to capture data on heart rate and activity. A big focus is to see whether there are ways to automate detection of seizures. That could enable automated alerts to family members or activation of emergency response. All of this will add up to a lot of data peri-seizure that could be used to determine triggers or other predictors of disease course.
Release Date: October 2015
Study Sponsor: Johns Hopkins
Other Developer: THREAD Research