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Researching remote technology for a better understanding of epilepsy

Study title

Researching remote technology for a better understanding of epilepsy

Institution

This study is being run by the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, as part of King’s College London University, UK.

About the study

RADAR-CNS stands for Remote Assessment of Disease and Relapse in Centre Nervous System Disorders. RADAR-CNS is a new international research project. It aims to improve healthcare provision by collecting information through smartphones and wearable devices.

We are starting to explore use of this technology for three conditions: epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and depression. We would like your help in the early stages of this project to find out what is important to people with epilepsy and their carers.

One idea is to use smartphones and wearable devices. They can measure changes in what you do, or feel, when you experience symptoms associated with epilepsy. Identifying these changes could help with early detection of problems.

When will this study be recruiting?

This study is recruiting now, until 30 September 2017.

What will participants be asked to do?

We will ask you to complete some online surveys about the uses of technology to measure health and monitor seizures. We will ask about your previous experience, as well as what you would find feasible and acceptable to do in the future in 'Part A'. We will ask you for some specific feedback on the designs of a smartphone app in 'Part B'.

Who can take part?

You can take part if you:

• Live in the UK and

• You have a diagnosis of epilepsy or

• You care for a person with epilepsy

• You have a family member with epilepsy or

• You are a healthcare professional

You can be any age and do not ahve to have experience of using smartphones or wearable devices.

Who is conducting the research?

This study is being conducted by researchers in the psychology department of the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience.

Dr Sara Simblett will be collecting the responses from these surveys, along with other researchers in the RADAR-CNS group, supervised by Professor Dame Til Wykes.

Who has reviewed this study?

This research has been reviewed and approved by London Westminster NHS Research Ethics Committee, the Health Research Authority and King's College London University.

Interested?

If you are interested, please click on the buttons below:

Part A

Part B

If you have any questions, please contact Sara Simblett:
Tel:0207 848 0762
Email: sara.simblett@kcl.ac.uk

Event Date: 
Tuesday 12 May 2015 - 13:49

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