People with epilepsy, and particularly children, are at risk of hurting themselves at night if a seizure happens. Moreover, when trying to monitor seizure occurrences, it’s hard to detect ones that happen while the person and everyone else in the house is sleeping. The Epilepsy Foundation has developed a special night time camera, called SAMi, that pairs with a smartphone application via the home’s wireless network to provide active monitoring of a sleeping person.
When the person is sleeping, infrared, nearly invisible LED lights illuminate the bed. A night-time camera records video and when it recognizes sufficient sustained motion it triggers an alarm on the caretaker’s smartphone. The smartphone then switches to video and audio mode, letting the parent or guardian see and hear what’s going on in the other room. Additionally, all movement is recorded and suspected seizures are highlighted within the app for quick review later and to share with a doctor.
Here’s a video presentation showing off the SAMi followed by a link to Indiegogo where the foundation is raising money to help improve the device and make it available to more people:
Indiegogo campaign: SAMi…