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Epdetect – App to monitor epileptic people

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2015-12-27 17:30

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The app will monitor the movement of the person while the phone is in their pocket or worn on a belt. The software will differentiate the movements associated with epilepsy from normal movement.
When a seizure is detected it will warn the person that it is about to send an SMS message to a carer, in the case of a false alarm the person will be able to cancel the SMS alert. The SMS message contains time, GPS coordinates (if the phone has GPS) and a short message, allowing the carer to raise the alarm and take remedial action or call an ambulance. When the person recovers they press a button to cancel the alarm, which will initiate an end of emergency SMS message.
Kenneth searched the market for a device that could be worn without success, so he decided to develop Epdetect to enable his son and others to continue to lead an independent life while still being closely monitored.

The app is a available for Android.

More info: http://bit.ly/2elmvM5

Adapted from: http://www.epdetect.com/index.html

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About the author

Kenneth Austin, born in UK, co-developed Epdetect, a mobile app. Kenneth created this app because his son is epileptic and has been hospitalised on a number of occasions following severe tonic clonic seizures.

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