Living with epilepsy is hard at the best of times, but in poor countries where the disorder is often poorly understood and treatments are scarce, it can be deadly. Bhutan, a country of nearly a million people, doesn’t have a single neurologist, for example. But a new project, funded by the Canadian government, aims to use a standard Android smartphone to help diagnose epilepsy anywhere.
I absolutely love this concept. I’ve had so many EEG’s and I’ve never had a seizure when I was connected to a EEG. They diagnosed me with Epilepsy due to a malignant brain tumor. Well I actually got into a car accident and ran into a tree and that’s when they did their first MRI. After 15 years I never had a seizure in front of a doctor until 2 weeks ago I was in the ER for a completely different reason and I shocked the ER doctor. I had to have my husband explain it to him. But I think this concept and having record of it on your phone is absolutely wonderful