more data and a longer record provide better context to assist in diagnosis
At the heart of the SPEAC® System is the analysis of sEMG recording that happens while you are being monitored. With your data, your physician can understand more about your seizure events. All of this comes together for your physician in the SPEAC2ME™ portal. There are four types of information that your physician can get from the portal:
Surface Electromyography (sEMG) Signal:
Reflecting the activation of the motor cortices of the brain, the signal can be recorded through your biceps using our lightweight, non-invasive sEMG monitor. Motor events have unique waveforms that can be understood through signal analysis. The physician can see the events of interest and then determine if it was an epileptic motor event or not.
The SPEAC System records the audio of detected events. When combined with the sEMG recording, your physician can hear what happened at that moment. Sounds made because of a GTC seizure are significantly useful in determining what type of event it was.
Capturing a few key elements about the patient during and right after the seizure can provide vital clues to the physicians in determining what kind of event happened. The laptop base station application automates the capture of this information and provides it to the physician along with the sEMG waveform and the audio recording.
Additional details about the seizure are vital to an informed diagnosis. Keeping your seizure diary updated after alarmed and non-alarmed events helps your doctor know more about your seizure patterns that can help lead to a better diagnosis.