We exist to improve the lives
of everyone affected by epilepsy

Epilepsy self-monitoring app launched

14 July, 2015

A collaboration between clinicians, the NHS and epilepsy charity SUDEP Action today comes to fruition with the launch of a new smartphone app. The app is designed to help you monitor your own epilepsy

The smartphone app is called the Epilepsy Self Monitor – or EpSMon. It has been developed by an impressive collaboration of various individuals and organisations. These include:

  • Clinicians
  • People with epilepsy
  • Health technology information experts
  • Plymouth University
  • Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust
  • Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust and
  • SUDEP Action

The app is designed as an automatic way of monitoring health and wellbeing in people with epilepsy between their appointments with medical professionals. It assesses your personal information against known risk factors that might affect you in one of five categories. These include your seizures and your mental health, for instance.

Every three months, the app will ask the user questions that have traditionally formed part of GP consultations. These include questions about seizures and overall wellbeing, and when a person last had a medical appointment about their epilepsy.

Smartphone and tabletWhen the user enters these pieces of information, the app assesses health and wellbeing and offers advice accordingly. For instance, the app may say: “Book an epilepsy review with your GP [family doctor]."

It is hoped that the app will encourage people with epilepsy to have more regular medical reviews. This can lead to getting better treatment outcomes, reduced accidents and an overall increase in health and wellbeing.

During consultations, the app can also help to inform your medical professional. This encourages a more productive appointment and, ultimately, leads to better medical care and reduction of risk.

EpSMon is now available for iPhone and Android. To download the app, visit the iTunes store or Google Play. Alternatively, look at a preview for more information. The price of the download may vary depending which country you live in.

You may also like...

National Epilepsy Week: Seize Control of your health and wellbeing

Epilepsy Action this week releases the results of a new survey. Sadly, the results are not surprising. People with epilepsy all over the UK could – and should – have access to better treatments to improve their health and wellbeing

 

Comments: read the 5 comments or add yours

Comments

In my opinion this type of app should be free. Especially as it's to do with the status of your health and how your feeling it's not just some game people download to get addicted to and then disregard

Submitted by Louise87 on

There are now free Epilepsy Apps on the tablet and smartphone - just type in free Epilepsy Apps

Tony Webb

Submitted by Tony Webb on

It's now available both on iPhone and Android. Maybe you could update the above text if you'd be so kind.

Submitted by Simon Lees on

Thanks for letting us know, Simon.

 

Rich -Epilepsy Action

Submitted by rich on

Thanks for letting us know, Simon.

 

Rich -Epilepsy Action

Submitted by rich on

Question about your epilepsy?

Use our email helpline service -- your question will be sent directly to our trained helpline advisors who will reply to you. If you post a question about your epilepsy as a comment on a page, it may not be replied to so please use the email helpline service.

Want to talk to other people with epilepsy?

Take a look at forum4e our online community for people with epilepsy. Anyone with epilepsy over the age of 16 can join, from anywhere in the world.

Comment about this page?

We welcome feedback on the content of our website. If you have any comments about the page you were reading, then please complete the form below.

All comments are reviewed by a moderator before appearing on the site. Once the comment appears, your name and comment will be seen by other visitors to the site. Comments will be edited or deleted if they are offensive, libellous, slanderous, abusive, commercial or irrelevant. Comments may also be edited or deleted if they are not relevant to the page on which they are entered.

By making a comment through the website, you allow us to use the comment in our publicity without using your name. If we would like to use your name, we will email you to get your permission.

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
By submitting this form, you accept the Mollom privacy policy.