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Device to monitor Epilepsy seizures

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2016-07-18 18:47

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EpiSafe consists of a safety device designed to act as a monitor/alarm for epilepsy patients and their caregivers in order to prepare for a seizure event and to act as a recording/sensor device for collecting data for clinicians who manage the disorder in primary and secondary care.

“My brother Trevor passed away from a seizure and I suffer from a milder form of it myself, so I know how vulnerable it can be for someone with epilepsy”, the entrepreneur observed.

The device consists of hardware and software design to monitor the triggers of an epileptic seizure in a non-invasive way. It is connected via wireless to the user’s phone, and is worn on the wrist. The product gathers data related to the user’s blood oxygen level, heart pulse rate and movement to determine the factors that triggers a seizure. If the user has a seizure, the device will alert the caregivers.

“I had an engineering friend who was a great help in terms of the hardware side of the project”, Audrey explained.

Audrey also created this device because of her school – She was taking her Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing course, and undertook a Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise module where she was required to engage in group based projects with the aim to develop a unique enterprising idea.

The inventor is now seeking funding from investors in order to advance to the next stage of production, including developing a prototype and carrying out clinical trials.

“Anything that can help someone lead a more normal and independent life is definitely worth the work put in”, she expressed.

More info: http://episafeireland.wix.com/episafe

Adapted from: http://bit.ly/1X4myu1

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About the author

Audrey Holland, born in Ireland, in 1975, invented, in 2015, EpiSafe – an Epilepsy monitor and alarm system. She was inspired by her brother Trevor, who passed away from an epileptic seizure in March 2014, aged 30.

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