EMERGING TOPICS IN NEUROLOGY
Home-monitoring devices are becoming more available and accessible and interesting to patients. People love to look at their pulse rate, their blood pressure, and other vital signs. These devices are actually becoming more useful as well and they can measure a person’s pulse or blood pressure over a 24-hour period and even monitor how those vitals are changing in relation to medication timing.
New apps are starting to monitor sleep including muscle movements during sleep, oxygenation, and breathing rate. As these apps start to advance, neurologists will be able to take this data, look at it over a long period of time to see trends and changes and, potentially, use it to make clinical decisions.
Because EEG monitoring is also non-invasive, hypothetically and most likely, EEG monitoring can also become part of home-monitoring for patients and help in neurological decision-making.