Minimum Technical Requirements for Performing Ambulatory EEG

William O. Tatum*, Jonathan J. Halford, Piotr Olejniczak, Olga Selioutski, Madeleine M. Grigg-Damberger, David Gloss, Jayant Acharya, Stephan Schuele, Saurabh R. Sinha, Tammy Tsuchida, Frank W. Drislane

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Summary:Ambulatory EEG (AEEG) devices offer portable, multichannel, digital EEG recording with or without video in the patient's natural environment. The technology applied for AEEG recording is like the technology for routine EEG and inpatient long-term video-EEG monitoring but designed to be compact and wearable. Computer-based AEEG technology is well-suited to digital recording, signal processing, and visual display. However, acquiring interpretable EEG outside of the hospital setting presents its own technical challenges. Published guidelines have established technical standards for performing routine EEG and inpatient video-EEG monitoring, but technical standards for AEEG are lacking. Therefore, this guideline provides minimal technical standards for the performance of AEEG which are essential to ensure the quality of studies for clinical and research practice. We expect these minimum standards to evolve over time with improved performance and advances in the technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)435-440
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Clinical Neurophysiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Sep 1 2022


  • Ambulatory
  • EEG
  • Guideline
  • Technical
  • Video

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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