Hopkins Unveils New App for Seizure Patients

Johns Hopkins researchers have recently unveiled a new medical research app that could help people to detect and manage epileptic seizures better. It’s a free app called EpiWatch that is designed for Apple watches and iPhones. It collects data from patients before, during and after a seizure occurs. As Dr. Gregory Krauss, professor of neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine explained,

“We foresee the app giving some parents the confidence to allow their children to play on their own. For some adults, using it might allow them, for the first time, to live safely alone.”

The app was developed from THREAD Research in tandem with Krauss and fellow researcher Dr. Nathan E. Crone, an associate professor of neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The back-end data solution for the app is from Acuma Health.