Researchers at John Hopkins University have developed EpiWatch, an app designed to collect data from patients with epilepsy before, during, and after their seizures and ultimately better understand their condition. The app, which runs on Apple Watch and iPhone, uses the open source ResearchKit framework designed by Apple.
Epilepsy is a disorder of the brain in which seizures, caused by abnormal neural activity, disrupt normal brain function. Seizures can vary in their type and severity, sometimes causing convulsions and other abnormal movements, confusion, or loss of consciousness. People with uncontrolled seizures may experience impacts on their independence and quality of life.