Shark Tank Competition 2016
The Epilepsy Foundation’s Shark Tank competition seeks to advance innovative ideas in epilepsy and seizure treatment and care. The winners will use their prize to accelerate their innovation to the next phase of development and closer to being accessible to people living with epilepsy.
In total, 65 individuals or teams entered the “Shark Tank” competition from across the U.S. and 13 countries around the world.
$150,000 Winner - Instant EEG
Presented by Aswin Gunasekar, founder of Zeto Inc.
Electroencephalography, or EEG, is the most common and important test for diagnosing epilepsy because it records electrical activity of the brain. Instant EEG is a technology designed to make this test more convenient, easy to use, and accessible.
$50,000 Winner - M-Kifafa
Presented by Rosemary Gathara, program coordinator for the Kenya Association for the Welfare of People with Epilepsy
M-Kifafa is mobile technology designed to increase epilepsy awareness in Kenya, where 800,000 people currently suffer from epilepsy and fewer than 20% have been identified, diagnosed, and treated.
Other Finalists Competing This Year, Who Each Won A Prize Of $5,000, Were:
- #EpiBear presented by Emily Hoover, a teenager with epilepsy - a teddy bear that provides comfort to children with epilepsy
- IR Hat presented by Jason Hancock, Impact Reduction Technologies Inc. - impact resistant technology that makes life a bit safer for those who have epilepsy
- EpiNightNurse presented by Tamara and Joachim Coche, parents of a son with epilepsy - an Internet-based system for nightly video and audio monitoring of people with epilepsy
- Mobile micro-groups and semantic enabled self management presented by Abbas Hasan, COO of Pearson’s - a tool to get people talking about their epilepsy and to provide personalized support to help them better self-manage
Watch The Winners' Speeches And Check Presentations
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