Using photoplethysmography in heart rate monitoring of patients with epilepsy.

@article{Andel2015UsingPI,
  title={Using photoplethysmography in heart rate monitoring of patients with epilepsy.},
  author={Judith van Andel and Constantin Ungureanu and Ronald M. Aarts and Frans S. S. Leijten and Johan Arends},
  journal={Epilepsy & behavior : E&B},
  year={2015},
  volume={45},
  pages={142-5}
}
Heart rate is a useful neurophysiological sign when monitoring seizures in patients with epilepsy. In an ambulatory setting, heart rate is measured with ECG involving electrodes on the skin. This method is uncomfortable which is burdensome for patients and is sensitive to motion artifacts, which decrease the usability of measurements. In this study, green light photoplethysmography, an optical technique arising from the fitness industry, was evaluated for usefulness in a medical setting… CONTINUE READING

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