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Seizure Detection and Warning System for Epilepsy Patients

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified January 2017 by Brain Sentinel
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Brain Sentinel Identifier:
First received: June 5, 2013
Last updated: January 4, 2017
Last verified: January 2017
The seizure detection and warning system is an ambulatory system designed to monitor and analyze EMG data to detect the onset of GTC seizures and to provide a warning signal to alert caregivers that a seizure is occurring.

Condition Intervention
Device: Brain Sentinel Seizure Detection Device and Warning System

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Pivotal, Phase III Trial of Detecting Generalized Tonic-Clonic Seizures With a Seizure Detection and Warning System in Epilepsy Patients

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Further study details as provided by Brain Sentinel:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Primary outcome is accuracy of device to detect GTC seizures when compared to video EEG. [ Time Frame: less than 1 month ]
    The primary objective of the research is to determine the ability of the Brain Sentinel Seizure Detection System to accurately detect GTC seizures in comparison to the recognized "gold standard" for seizure detection, video Electroencephalography (vEEG).The primary endpoint will be the sensitivity of GTC seizure detection (defined as within 30 seconds of motor manifestation via vEEG analysis) in a hospital setting.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Comparison of study device to self reporting of seizures using a seizure diary. [ Time Frame: Less than 1 month ]
    The secondary objective is to assess the operation of the Brain Sentinel Seizure Detection System when used in the subject's home and to compare the GTC seizure reporting of the device to a standard seizure diary completed by the subject/caregiver.

Estimated Enrollment: 225
Study Start Date: July 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Epilepsy Patients
This study will compare accuracy of seizure detection by the study device to simultaneously collected data of seizure detection by video EEG.
Device: Brain Sentinel Seizure Detection Device and Warning System
The Brain Sentinel Seizure Detection Device and Warning System is designed to monitor Epilepsy patients and alerts caregivers that a GTC seizure is occurring


Ages Eligible for Study:   2 Years to 99 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Epilepsy patients with a history of generalized tonic-clonic seizures either primary GTC or partial onset seizures with second generalization.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Have a history of generalized tonic-clonic seizures, either primary GTC or partial onset seizures with 2nd generalization.
  • Be admitted to a hospital for routine vEEG monitoring related to seizures.
  • Be ages 2-99.
  • Have an upper arm circumference which is adequate for proper fit of the EMG monitor or the monitor with arm adapter (approximately 16 cm).
  • Be able to be discharged to a home with electrical power supply.
  • Be able to be discharged to a home where internet service via phone, broadband, satellite or cellular phone service can be provided.
  • If female and of childbearing potential, have negative pregnancy test.
  • Can understand and sign written informed consent, or will have a parent or a legally authorized representative (LAR) who can do so, prior to the performance of any study assessments.
  • Subject and/or Primary Caregiver must be competent to follow all study procedures.
  • Able to read, speak, and understand English.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Does not have a documented history of generalized seizures.
  • Has not had a GTC seizure within the last year AND is not expected to have a reduction of anti-epileptic drugs during their hospital admission.
  • Intracranial EEG electrodes are being used
  • Upper arm circumference not adequate for proper fit of the EMG monitor even if the arm adapter is used (less than approximately 16cm).
  • If female, is pregnant.
  • Subject or Caregiver are unable to provide consent.
  • Subject or Caregiver not competent to follow home study procedures.
  • Homeless or home without power supply.
  • Resides in a home where internet service via phone, broadband, satellite or cellular phone service cannot be provided.
  • Subject or Caregiver is unable to read, speak, or understand English.
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01874600

Contact: Rose Hernandez, BS 855-275-5424 ext 107
Contact: Kaylee A Touchstone, AA 855-275-5424

United States, Texas
Brain Sentinel Recruiting
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78232-1399
Contact: Kaylee Touchstone, AA    855-275-5424   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Brain Sentinel
Principal Investigator: Jose' E Cavazos, MD, PhD Brain Sentinel
Principal Investigator: Dennis Dlugos, MD Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Principal Investigator: Jonathan Halford, MD Medical University of South Carolina
Principal Investigator: Dileep Nair, MD The Cleveland Clinic
  More Information

Responsible Party: Brain Sentinel Identifier: NCT01874600     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BS-0421
Study First Received: June 5, 2013
Last Updated: January 4, 2017
Individual Participant Data  
Plan to Share IPD: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on March 23, 2017