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Wearable technology can help in at-home assessment of myoclonic jerks

A new study by the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital shows that wearable sensor technology can be used to reliably assess the occurrence of myoclonic jerks in patients with epilepsy also in the home environment.

Myoclonus index.
Measurement-based index describing variation in the myoclonus symptom during at-home measurement. The black colour describes measurements from the finger extensor muscle, and the turquoise colour measurements from the bicep muscle. Image: Saara Rissanen.