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New Device Designed for Seizure First-Aid

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 20:50
Hi! I was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 11 (for 12 years now), and see a need for a product to manage seizures that occur in a public place, i.e. away from care-takers and cushioned environments, for example: alone in a subway. I cannot attach pictures to this post, so please click this link for visuals: If not, I'll try my best to explain in words. Seizure First Aid instructs the seizure victim to: lay on your side to keep your airway open, cushion your head, stay away from dangerous objects, and inform someone to time your epileptic seizure so that in case it exceeds 5 minutes they can call an ambulance. I'm designing a portable safe-space device that can deploy at the onset of a seizure. The product consists of: 1) a cushion and partial netting (that goes across the top of ones head) to both cushion ones head, and keep one's head on their side when having a seizure 2) instructions for by-standers to read to immediately inform them as to how to take care of the person having an epileptic seizure 3) a pouch that can hold emergency treatments (such as VNS magnets or as-needed medication) 4) emergency contact information. It folds up into a pouch for easy transportation. Please share your thoughts on the product? Would it be useful? Additional features to add, needed changes ? Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

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