Life & death data on seizures
Actually, there are two additional devices here: SOENIA® UltimateEEG™ Electrode and SOENIA® UltimateEEG™ Implant. Together the SOENIA® UltimateEEG™ technology enables remote, ultra-long-term monitoring for neurologists and their epilepsy patients, offering a better quality of life for these patients to be continuously and remotely monitored in their normal daily routines instead of 4-day EEG recordings at the hospital.
“SOENIA® UltimateEEG™ Electrode & Implant combines an electrode that is placed under skin to collect data on the seizures, for example, how many seizures the patient has had,” she explains.
In 2020, the team CE-marked the SOENIA® UltimateEEG™ Electrode for surface EEG measurements leading up to the first subdermal implantation at Tampere University Hospital in 2021 together with neurologist Prof. Jukka Peltola, MD, PhD, and neurosurgeon Dr. Kai Lehtimäki, MD, PhD.
Still, as Wendel-Mitoraj has been identifying key doctors in various departments that would benefit from the app, she has noticed that winning over doctors and other medical personnel in Finnish hospitals isn’t easy. She feels that there is sometimes hesitation to try out something new.
“Finland is not always an early adopter country in this regard, even if there is proven technology orientation here,” she says, hinting that the UK medical community may offer more potential for the innovation.
The new technology enables remote, ultra-long-term monitoring for neurologists and their epilepsy patients, offering the patients better quality of life.