The DISORDER

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.

The Numbers

70 Million

70 Million

70 Million

People with epilepsy - globally

70%

70 Million

70 Million

People with Epilepsy that could live seizure-free if diagnosed and treated

80%

70 Million

3.4 Million

People with Epilepsy living in Low to Middle Income Countries

3.4 Million

$15.5 Billion

3.4 Million

People with Epilepsy in the USA

150,000

$15.5 Billion

$15.5 Billion

New Cases Diagnosed Annually in the United States

$15.5 Billion

$15.5 Billion

$15.5 Billion

Annual medical expenditures on Epilepsy in the US

The Problem

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 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.

Existing Solutions

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Hovering

EEG-Based Wearables

EEG-Based Wearables

 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" 

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EEG-Based Wearables

EEG-Based Wearables

EEG-Based Wearables

 EEG solutions with fewer electrodes than a full EEG still require  physician review and cannot differentiate clinical seizures from the  signature of epilepsy. 

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Digital Wearables

EEG-Based Wearables

Digital Wearables

These types of solutions are able to detect convulsive seizures which make up about 20% of seizure types.