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Apple Watch used to study epileptic seizures

Apple Watch used to study epileptic seizures

For the 2.5 million people living with epilepsy in the United States, medications can help control their seizures — most of the time. But some suffer unpleasant side effects from the drugs. And a few remain at risk of death.

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University hope to help those with the neurological condition by collecting information about their seizures through their watches, specifically their Apple Watches.

"Physicians often ask patients to record their seizures, but that can be hard, especially when a patient loses consciousness," said Dr. Gregory Krauss, a professor of neurology in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine who is working on the...