Since he was just seven months old Matthew Busby has been plagued by daily seizures triggered by epilepsy. At its worst the condition was causing him to have seizures up to 60 times a day.
Despite a cocktail of medicines the 40-year-old father of one from Redditch, Worcestershire, has always struggled to keep the convulsions at bay.
Now a revolutionary new implant that can detect a seizure seconds before it occurs, then automatically send signals to the brain to stop it happening, has changed his life. Factory worker Matthew is one of the first people in the UK to benefit from the new AspireSR generator.
The high-tech implant works by picking up changes in the heartbeat that develop seconds before a seizure strikes.