Epilepsy is a chronic, neurological disorder, which
has been around for 3000 years, and causes unprovoked, recurrent seizures
with impacts ranging from social stigma, isolation, and injury including sudden death.
People with epilepsy - globally
People with Epilepsy that could live seizure-free if diagnosed and treated
People with Epilepsy living in Low to Middle Income Countries
People with Epilepsy in the USA
New Cases Diagnosed Annually in the United States
Annual medical expenditures on Epilepsy in the US
Seizures are unpredictable, disruptive and can lead to injury. People with epilepsy frequently do not recognize they have had a seizure. Family members despite being very vigilant do not always have eyes on their loved ones with epilepsy and can miss seizures.
Doctors prescribe medicines, anticonvulsants to prevent seizures. However, since seizures are hard to count it can be difficult to find the right dose of the anticonvulsants to control the seizures.
Simply put, monitoring seizures outside of the hospital is like monitoring a fever without a thermometer.
Constant observation of a loved one with epilepsy including co-sleeping identifies only 50% of the seizures. Hovering results in a lot of stress on families and the person with epilepsy are left feeling "sick or different"
EEG solutions with fewer electrodes than a full EEG still require physician review and cannot differentiate clinical seizures from the signature of epilepsy.
These types of solutions are able to detect convulsive seizures which make up about 20% of seizure types.