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Worldwide first absence seizure tracker becomes available to Australian families

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EIT Health 2019 winner epihunter launches collaboration with Seizure Alert Australia to make their product available to more than 35.000 Australians with absence epilepsy.

epihunter absence seizure trackerMore than 250,000 people are living with epilepsy in Australia, of which 1 in 7 are having difficult-to-notice absence seizures. Such seizures are different from tonic-clonic (convulsive) seizures, and are typically shorter in length, with a brief loss of consciousness.

Even though this type of seizure usually does not lead to physical injury, it has a major impact on the wellbeing of the person and in e.g. a classroom situation children with such seizures are often falling behind and are misunderstood. Epihunter is the first product that automatically detects absence seizures using wearable EEG technology.


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