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Seeking: Remote Monitoring for Pediatric Epilepsy-Image of a stylized brain with purple pink and green lighting

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital is seeking technology and approaches to improve remote monitoring of pediatric epilepsy patients’ symptoms. We have a particular interest in approaches for absence and silent seizures.


It can be a worrying time for parents whose children suffer with epilepsy especially at night time when they cannot always be monitored. It is important for people to be aware of what triggers a seizure as this often occurs consistently. A quick response to seizures provides caregivers critical time to get the right medical attention for the patient. Remote epilepsy monitoring can provide a comprehensive range of data that can be used to help monitor, detect and control seizures.

Key Success Criteria & Solution Ideas

Must Haves

  • Real time data configuration – A real time remote monitoring device that measures key indicators of epileptic seizures in pediatric patients 24/7.
  • Child friendly – Technology must be an appropriate size for use with young children. Age range from 5 and above. Technically, there will be no age cut off as children will grow up with this condition and may benefit from this monitoring approach in their adult life. The estimated group most likely to use this will be 6 to 16+. Most notable competitor’s age range starts at age 10 but we would like to explore options for younger children.
  • Long battery life – Ideally this technology would be worn/used 24/7 unless when it is on charge. The longer the battery life the better.
  • Straightforward, simple and easy to use – to ensure staff quickly engage and rapidly integrate as part of their routine practice AI capabilities – data is needed to be captured to help devices learn and monitor what may trigger an individual’s epilepsy.
  • Back end platform/App to receive data for clinician/parent/user to review.


Nice to Haves

  • Prototypes for clinical testing
  • Potential for remote monitoring use in adult healthcare in future development


Possible Approaches

  • The use of remote monitoring devices, like smart watches/wristband worn sensors, monitors and alarms that can monitor key vital signs of epilepsy.
  • Novel technology that can monitor, detect and alert silent epileptic episodes. Identifies triggers in the pre-seizure phase to alert the patient or care giver.

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