RTI International Seizure Detector Texts Guardian When Episode Occurs

By: Meghan Young - Feb 7, 2014
References: rti.org & neatorama
The RTI International Seizure Detector is the next step in the evolution chain of wearable devices. Instead of addressing health and fitness needs solely, it is slowly entering medical scenarios. In this case, parents and guardians will be able to keep track of their epileptic children when they have a seizure. Essentially, the device sends a text message to a pre-designated caregiver when an episode takes place.

A thin harness that straps around children's chests, the RTI International Seizure Detector is able to evaluate respiration, heart rate and body orientation in order to determine whether a seizure is taking place. It is the brainchild of Barbara Kroner, whose 14 year old daughter, Ellie, suffers from Aicardi syndrome.