Epic is Pakistan’s first ever smart Epilepsy notification muscle band, design to connect Epilepsy Patients with their caregivers whenever patients experience epilepsy seizure, Our Project propose a new idea in contrast to the video EEG (Electroencephalography) monitoring which is done inside EMU (Epilepsy Monitoring Unit), where patient’s brainwaves are recorded by EEG machine and at the same time recorded on video, in order to learn about the type of seizure the patient is suffering from.
This process is time consuming and very expensive for most of patients in Pakistan. This existing solution can’t help patients and their caregivers to get alerts regarding epilepsy in daily life. Our solution is an attempt to detect seizure from muscular activity of patients, as during epileptic seizure a peculiar muscular activity is observe which mean it also have enough information to determine the type and intensity level of seizure. Our solution proposes cost effective wearable muscle band that captures Surface Electromyography (sEMG) signals generated by muscles. Based on the EMG signals our solution uses signal processing and machine learning algorithms which helps in detecting the epilepsy seizure and their intensity level. Whenever our device detect any seizure, patient location is been tracked with a Global Positioning System (GPS) module (fix in the device and integrated with the cloud service) in order to notify nominated caregivers in vicinity of patient. As our device is also being integrated with our dynamic web application, this allows patient to graphically visualize their seizures and other medical information and share it with their doctors and seek treatment, Patient can also control as to who gets notification .