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Opinions of wearable devices for epilepsy seizure detection

What's it about?

This study is part of a large project about wearable devices for epilepsy, which are used to detect epileptic seizures. The aim is to explore how people use them, and what their opinions are about them.

We are looking for the opinions of people with epilepsy, carers, family, friends, people who receive alerts from wearable alarms and healthcare professionals.

This study will contribute to the evaluation and future developments of wearable devices that detect seizures.

How can I take part?

You can take part if you:

  • Are a person with epilepsy aged 18 or over
  • Care for a person with epilepsy
  • Are a healthcare professional who works with people with epilepsy
  • Are the friend of a person with epilepsy
  • Are a family member of a person with epilepsy
  • Are someone who receives text messages (SMS) or alerts from epilepsy monitoring devices
People from all over the world are invited to take part.

What will I have to do?

We will ask you to complete an online questionnaire. This will usually take around 15 minutes to complete.

How do I get involved?

More information is available in the Participant Information Sheet.

To complete the online questionnaire please follow the relevant survey link below which best describes you:

Questionnaire for people with epilepsy aged 18 and over

Questionnaire for healthcare professionals

Questionnaire for carers, family, friends etc.

Is there a deadline?

The deadline is 1 October 2020.

Who is conducting the research?

Tendai Rukasha (PhD Researcher), School of Computing and Mathematics, Keele University, Staffordshire, UK, ST55BG.

Telephone: 01782 733259

Email: t.rukasha@keele.ac.uk

Who has reviewed this study?

This study has been reviewed by Keele University Research Ethics Committee (Ethics Reference Number: NS-200056). This is to protect your safety, rights, wellbeing, and dignity.

Event Date: 
Monday 24 February 2020

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