The ability to predict seizures with ample time for preparations—not just seconds before it happens—will allow epilepsy patients and their caretakers to take the necessary measures and be confident to tackle life head-on.
Most apps and tools available in the market today are useful but lack the ability to predict and alert patients adequately ahead of time. While some fortunate patients have access to service dogs that can predict seizures, these valuable resources are not widely available.
Unlike most smartphone apps that merely detect epilepsy or show abnormal EEG readings after the fact, Praedico Technologies aims to translate recent scientific discoveries into a tool that can impact the quality of life greatly. Now that we have the knowledge, it is time to put it into practice and make the ability to predict seizures available to patients.
In the U.S. alone, there are about 3 million adults and 470,000 children with epilepsy. With the ability to know when seizures might happen, patients and their caretakers can manage the condition confidently. Imagine how much relief it is for parents of epileptic children without the stress and the anticipation of the “what if.”
What I Will Do With $5,000
There is a gap between scientific discoveries and a solution that is ready for use in patients’ hands. The $5,000 will contribute to the cost of developing an app that predicts seizures using EEG signals.