March 19, 2018

Epihunter Classroom Makes Silent Epileptic Seizures Visible

Epihunter, the revolutionary new digital solution that makes silent epileptic seizures visible, is live on global crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. It is raising funds to bring the project to life.

Motor seizures are very visible by their muscle and body movements. Absence seizures – also called non-motor seizures or “petits-mals” – are much more difficult to notice for the outside observer. The person involved will simply stare, react in slow motion and stop movements. Seizures can last from a few seconds to several minutes. This makes it challenging for parents to report seizure frequency to medical professionals. Moreover, it can be especially tough in the classroom, both for the child and teacher.

Epihunter meets this challenge. Utilizing consumer EEG headsets and a proprietary app, Epihunter alerts teachers of epileptic absence seizures in the classroom. This way, Epihunter builds digital solutions to help normalize the daily life of people with epilepsy. It aims to facilitate observers to note exactly what is happening and hence hopes to avoid misunderstandings for those that don’t fully understand what is happening.