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Safety and Feasibility of Using Epicall for Monitoring Pre-seizure Biomarkers

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified September 2011 by Epicall LTD.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Epicall LTD Identifier:
First received: September 17, 2011
Last updated: September 19, 2011
Last verified: September 2011

Epilepsy is a syndrome of episodic brain dysfunction characterized by recurrent seemingly unpredictable spontaneous seizures. The occurrence of the seizure in patients without any forewarning is the most debilitating aspect of the disease.

The Epicall system is intended for early detection of seizure related life threatening events by monitoring per-seizures biomarkers. The system is based on a sticker placed on the side of the face. The external sticker incorporates EOG (electrooculograph electrode) and PPG (photoplethysmograph electrode) sensors for continuous monitoring of:

  1. Heart Rate (base line, increase, decrease, asystole).
  2. Extra ocular eye movement (blinking, eye deviation, roving eye movements).

Condition Intervention
Device: Epicall

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Safety and Feasibility of Using Epicall for Monitoring Pre-seizure Biomarkers

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Further study details as provided by Epicall LTD:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Lack of adverse events [ Time Frame: 1-2 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Epicall feasibility for monitoring pre-seizure biomarkers [ Time Frame: 1-2 weeks ]
    Feasibility of using the Epicall for monitoring pre-seizure biomarkers will be established by the correlation between Epicall and ECG heart rate measurements.

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: November 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Epicall group
patients will be connected to Epicall sensor
Device: Epicall
The Epicall system is intended for early detection of seizure by monitoring pre-seizure biomarkers.


Ages Eligible for Study:   1 Year to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Hospitalized patients who diagnosed with epilepsy and meet all of the eligibility criteria will be recruited for the study.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children age 1 year -18 years old.
  • Hospitalized patient who is diagnosed with epilepsy.
  • Patient's parents/care giver able to comprehend and give informed consent for participation in this study.
  • Patient's parents/care giver must commit to both screening and monitoring visits.
  • Patient's parents/care giver must sign the Informed Consent Form.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient with any infection / abscess / bleeding / blister / crack / edema / fissure / ulcer / pain in monitoring electrode area
  • General weakness.
  • Patient's parents/care giver objects to the study protocol.
  • Concurrent participation in any other clinical study.
  • Physician objection.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01436695

Contact: Hanna Levy, Dr +972-4-638-8837

Asaf Harofeh Medical Center Not yet recruiting
Zrifin, Israel
Contact: Hanna Levy, Dr    +972-4638-8837   
Principal Investigator: Eli Heyman, Dr         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Epicall LTD
Principal Investigator: Eli Heyman, Dr Asaf-Harofeh Medical Center, Zrifin Israel
  More Information

Responsible Party: Epicall LTD Identifier: NCT01436695     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EPC - 01
Study First Received: September 17, 2011
Last Updated: September 19, 2011

Keywords provided by Epicall LTD:
seizure early detection

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on May 25, 2017