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Development of mobile apps to help people with epilepsy

Study title

The development of mobile apps to help people with epilepsy


University of Kent

About the study

We are a team of academics at University of Kent, working with Shearwater Systems (Canterbury). We want to develop mobile technologies for people with epilepsy.

In this study, we want to find out how mobile apps can be used to help people manage their epilepsy.

Mobile apps are those that can be used on a smartphone or tablet.

When will this study be recruiting?

Now until 12 August 2016

What will participants be asked to do?

We would like to invite you to take part in a half day workshop with 8-12 other adults with epilepsy. The purpose is to get people with epilepsy involved in the design of the mobile apps. 

The workshop will take place at the University of Kent in Canterbury. 

We will ask you to discuss your thoughts and ideas about the use of mobile apps with technology developers. You will also be involved in designing paper prototypes of what future apps may look like. 

The workshop will be run by a professional facilitator. There will also be researchers from the University of Kent and developers from Shearwater Systems present. 

We will reimburse travel expenses to anyone coming from around Kent.

Who can take part?

You can take part if:

  • You are over the age of 18
  • You have been diagnosed with epilepsy

Who is conducting the research?

University of Kent and Shearwater Systems, Canterbury.

Who has reviewed this study?

University of Kent, Faculty of Sciences Ethics Committee has reviewed the study and confirmed that since the project is about assessing technologies rather than people, the project does not require ethical approval.

This project is funded by InnovateUK, in collaboration with Shearwater Systems, Graphnet Healthcare and Poole NHS Trust.


Please contact Dr Chee Ang, University of Kent:

 Email Dr. Chee Ang 

University of Kent:
Tel: 01227 827783

Event Date: 
Tuesday 12 May 2015 - 13:49

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