IIT Ropar develops mobile application to monitor epilepsy seizures

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Updated on May 11, 2022 12:01 IST

The mobile app helps patients to set medicine reminders, maintain seizure diaries and video recordings, and also allows the caretakers to monitor the symptoms of the seizure. 

IIT Ropar develops mobile application to monitor epilepsy seizures

IIT Ropar develops mobile application to monitor epilepsy seizures

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Ropar along with Dayanand Medical College has come up with a mobile application that can manage epilepsy seizures. Epilepto, is now available on the Apple store and google play. This mobile app helps patients to set medicine reminders, maintain seizure diaries and video recordings, and also allows the caretakers to monitor the symptoms of the seizure. It has an emergency call and message service that alerts caretakers in case of a seizure and shares the patient’s location through a Google Maps link. The app is multilingual and is also a repository of informational content recorded by DMCH neurologists.

The app also provides an interactive chatbot. The app was developed by Krishnu RS, Biomedical Engineering Department, IIT Ropar.  IIT assistant professor and Epilepto director Dr Ashish Sahani said, “Through this application, patients can self-manage several aspects of the disease. In epilepsy, regular medication is essential to prevent seizures, and Epilepto reminds patients to take the medicines through push notifications,” as per the release.

“Many epilepsy patients find it hard to take medication regularly and maintain seizure diaries. This application will go a long way in helping patients lead normal and healthy lives, and provide accurate data pertaining to their to their neurologists. A clinical trial is being carried out for fine tuning the application using patient feedback, " said DMCH’s neurology head Dr Gagandeep Singh.

At present, the team is also working on developing a smart watch that will detect the seizures, and send alerts to the caregivers.

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