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"FepiBlue" - A Wearable Febrile/Epilepsy alert wireless sensor belt for a human being

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000214729D
Publication Date: 2012-Feb-03
Document File: 3 page(s) / 39K

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Abstract

Disclosed idea in the health care industry is to identify seizures and alert the care givers. The epilepsy seizure and febrile convulsion for child & adult can be identified when a person is on the move and also when living alone.This proposed device is a tiny wearable product and it has an elastic or expandable belt with sensors such as temperature, body jerking, activity sensors on it. This entire product will be based on bluetooth Ultra low power (ULP) device in order to utilize the fact of low power. Usually, the seizure comes in a rhythmic fashion for each person and this product could be used anywhere in the body to detect this convulsion/epilepsy by having multiple sensor to predict accurately and also alert the care giver.

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"FepiBlue" - A Wearable Febrile/Epilepsy alert wireless sensor belt for a human being

Febrile convulsion come for the child who is suffering with high fever. When the temperature crosses 103 degree C the fever hits the brain and the child goes unconscious for 1min to 15mins, There is a possibility that if the child is not treated in stipulated time any bigger damage can happen. The second kind of seizure is epilepsy. Epilepsy is defined as a disorder of the brain characterized by an ever present predisposition to generate abnormal neuron activity in the brain. The abnormal neuron activity then induces an epileptic seizure in the victim. When a person experiences two or more unprovoked seizures, they are considered epileptic. This disorder includes many diseases that affect the brain in this way. Usually, the cause for epilepsy in an individual cannot be found. The most common trigger for an epileptic seizure is missed medication, but other causes may include emotional stressors, external stimuli such as flashing lights, and even excessive use or withdrawal from alcohol or drugs. Epilepsy affects 0.5% to 1% of the population, approximately one person in 200 has this disease in growing countries. In general febrile convulsion & epilepsy is dangerous when a person is alone (especially elders & kids) and can cause damage in brain some times person can die or major impact on his body if he is not taken to hospital in estimated time. Currently, there is no detector in use which does this detection when a child/adult in continuous movement and then communicate to the care giver/relatives/hospital automatically along with the audio/text message. There are some devices available which are bulky and not flexible to wear in any location of the body. This idea also sends/enables audio messages in case of any emergency.

Main Idea:

The disclosed idea in the health care industry to identify the seizure and alert the care givers. The epilepsy seizure and febrile convulsion for child & adult can be identified when a person is on the move and also when living alone. This device has an elastic or expandable belt with temperature, body jerking and activity sensors on it. This entire product will be based on Bluetooth Ultra Low Power (ULP) device, which can be worn by the human being. In general the epilepsy comes in a rhythmic fashion for each person and it comes in the same part, so they know their condition. They could use this belt anywhere in the body to detect this convulsion/epilepsy (for example hand or leg or waist or even forehead). Body Jerking will be in low frequency in terms of hertz - the detector will identify for few seconds and then immediately enable the alert system thru wireless system. This is in conjunction with raise in temperature and also body activity. Since kids get febr...