Seizures

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E4 Wristband

The E4 Wristband it is a monitoring device designed to observe and record psychological signals for people with Epilepsy. The Wristband is built with four sensors: Photoplethysmography (PPG) for continuous heart rate (supporting Hearth Rate Variability analysis for stress and relaxation); 3-axis Accelerometer Movement data to support activity classification; Electrodermal Activity (EDA) for skin conductance (i.e., Galvanic Skin Response, sympathetic activation, autonomic arousal, excitement); an

9817 Halo Helmet

The 9817 Halo Helmet is a protective helmet designed for wear by individuals who have balance disabilities, head/skull injuries, or seizures who do not need full head coverage. A band of 5/8-inch foam surrounds the head at the forehead level. It extends down to the temporal area on each side of the head and to the occipital area at the back. The top has adjustable crisscross straps to help stabilize the helmet on the head. An adjustable chin strap is included. OPTIONS: 7640 Velcro Chin Strap, 34

Acu-Life Medic Warning Id Jewelry

Acu-Life Medic Warning ID Jewelry is a medical identification tag designed for use by individuals with diabetes, asthma, epilepsy, or other conditions that put them at risk for medical emergencies. An adult ID necklace, child's ID necklace, men's ID bracelet with a heavy chain, and women's ID bracelet with a thin chain are available separately. Each identification tag has a stainless steel plaque with a raised Star of Life emblem to alert emergency personnel to an existing medical condition. Tag

Adapta Helmet

The Adapta Helmet is a protective helmet designed to provide head protection for adolescents and adults with balance or mobility disabilities or seizures. This helmet features a molded polyethylene shell with a thick foam inner lining. It has air vents to keep the head cool. The Adapta Helmet fits head circumferences that measure from 16 to 26 inches. OPTIONS: Replacement chin strap. DIMENSIONS: Measures 6 inches from top to ear hole.

Adapted Play Frame

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To custom adapt the height of a play frame for a child with multiple disabilities including cerebral palsy, epilepsy, visual impairment, and developmental delay. The child’s current play frame provides her with stimulation and entertainment. The play frame consists of a square fabric base on which the child lies, and two hooped rods with padded covers which anchor in pockets on opposite corners of the square and cross in the middle. The child had ou

Bath Steps For Child With Angelman Syndrome

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide customized bath steps for a child with Angelman Syndrome. To assist the child’s mother with reducing lifting and relieving back strain from assisting her daughter in getting into the bath, a step-stool with a rail on one side was designed. A 19-millimeter piece of steel tubing was used for the frame, and was painted with white enamel. The stool has a 720-millimeter high hand rail on one side, and no rail on the other side. No railing on one side allows the

Bed Modification For Child With Angelman Syndrome

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide a customized bed for a child with Angelman Syndrome. An evaluation of a standard IKEA bed already being used by the child resulted in the idea to turn the footboard into a gate. The customization had two parts: 1) the removal of the footboard and 2) the construction of an end gate. After removing the footboard, the end of the bed frame was strengthened with 19- millimeter plywood. The disassembled footboard was rebuilt to make a rigid end gate. The fitting

Brookfield

The Brookfield is designed for children 2 years and older who require moderate levels of postural support when seated. It can be used in daycare, school and home environments. The Brookfield has a molded back, which promotes central alignment and gives additional support while the child is seated. Its seat height and depth can also be adjusted. As an additional feature, the back can be adjusted in height. The Brookfield comes complete with a molded back, contoured seat, pelvic strap and heigh

Chair Insert

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted chair insert for a child with global developmental delay and epilepsy. The child had outgrown his previous insert and a new version was required. The new insert has a plywood back set at a 10-degree recline, a plywood base and footrest, height-adjustable thoracic fins, and cushions made from fabric-covered, 25-millimeter foam. There are also a range of harness mounting points, and the child uses the chair with a waist harne

Chair Which Provides Support

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable a child to play in a sandbox. A large plastic bucket in which pickles were delivered to a fast food restaurant was washed numerous times to remove the pickle odor and was then cut to form a seat with a high back and sides. The front half was cut away in the shape of a "W," with the front indentations supporting and positioning the child's legs. The cut edges were covered with rubber padding and the seat was fixed to a circular wooden base for stability. A fo

Concealable Helmet For Seizure-Prone Individuals.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Cosmetically acceptable helmet which can be worn under a cap, wig, or other inconspicuous headwear by individuals who are seizure-prone. Describes development and fabrication of a lightweight, well fitting, well ventilated, easy to clean and cosmetically acceptable (inconspicuous) helmet for persons who are prone to have seizures or to fall. Discusses tests of materials, and vacuum-form construction of the helmet on a plaster cast of the client's head,

Customized Double Sized Bed

CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide a customized bed for children with multiple disabilities. The customized bed was created for twin boys who have multiple disabilities including cerebral palsy, epilepsy, developmental delays, and vision and hearing disabilities. Caregivers wanted the two boys to be able to have shared sleeping arrangements due to the therapeutic benefits seen as a result of the boys' emotional bond. Additionally, the customized bed was to be placed in a family room rather t

Dog Backpacks

Dog Backpacks are designed for use by individuals use an animal companion to assist during daily routines. These saddlebag style backpacks allows the users dog to help carry necessities. It includes large pockets for food, water storage, and personal items. It has three separate adjustment points for maximum comfort. The pack is easily removable to take weight off during rest stops.

Embrace Watch

Embrace Watch is a watch designed for use by individuals with neurological disorders such as seizures and epilepsy. It will alert family members and caregivers if an unusual event happens, like a convulsive or seizure via their smartphone. This will alert a family member or a caregiver to check on the wearer of the watch. Additionally, one of these caregivers can wear a ‘companion’ Embrace too. When the two Embraces are within range (e.g. in nearby rooms), the ‘companion’ Embrace worn by the ca

Lightweight Face Mask.

--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: High impact lightweight face protection mask intended to protect the faces of epileptic and cerebral palsy patients during seizures. Mask is made of fiberglass resin which is mixed with white pigment. Resin is vacuum molded and cured for 6 to 8 hours at room temperature. Excess material is trimmed with saw. Eye and mouth openings are cut out and then sanded. SKILLS REQUIRED: Plastics. TITLE: Lightweight Face Mask JOURNAL: NASA Tech Briefs REF: Summer 1

Medictag

MedicTag is a medical identification tag designed for use by seniors or individuals with disabilities who are at risk for medical emergencies. The tag fits on a keychain and includes a computer chip that records the user's medical history, medications, allergies, emergency contacts, and other relevant information. To enter information, the device is plugged into a computer's USB port, which automatically opens a medical information form. After the information is entered and saved, it can be read

Medpage (Models Mp2 & Mp5)

Medpage is a seizure monitor designed to alert caregivers to the onset of a seizure during sleep in people with seizures. Both models use a sensor placed under the mattress of the bed. When a tonic/clonic (grand mal) seizure occurs, the resulting limb movements are detected by the sensor. An additional sensor monitors oral sounds. Each sensor has an adjustable sensitivity level. A delay control can be adjusted from five to fifteen seconds to prevent the monitor from responding to normal movemen

Modified Bike

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted bicycle for a child with global developmental delay and epilepsy. Freedom Wheels Modified Mike Service created a customized bike which enables the child to join in riding with his brother and sister on family outings, and provides an enjoyable and different way of moving that also improves his muscle strength. In addition to the standard outrigger wheels, the bike's seat has a number of supports including hip and thoracic f

Modified Dining Chair

---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted dining chair for a young woman with Dravet syndrome, an intellectual disability and epilepsy. Her seizures are severe and hard to control. When the young woman was younger she use to sit at the kitchen table using a high chair but as she got older, she outgrew the high chair and now needed a new way to sit comfortably at the dinner table. Upon initial evaluation, the assessment team tried a TAD Michelle Tilt-in-Space Supp

One-Touch Dialing Cell Phone

---- DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To create a do-it-yourself one-touch dialing cell phone to be used by service dogs for individuals with disabilities. First step is to load a mobile phone number into the phone, set the ringer to silent, turn off one-touch answering, and turn on one-touch dialing or speed dial. Set the users mobile phone number into all the one-touch or speed dial so that any one of the number pads can be connected to the modified peg/cloths pin. Next open the cell ph

Playmaker Gamebreaker

The Playmaker Gamebreaker is a protective helmet designed for use by individuals with balance disabilities, hemophilia, seizures, and autism and others who are at risk of head, skull injuries. Designed to provide protection to the back and sides of the head, this helmet features a hook and loop chin strap combined with adjustable laces in the back to provide a custom fit for each individual. The helmet is made of closed EVA rubber foam. Lycra surrounds the outer shell, allowing air to flow throu

Playmaker Guardian

The Playmaker Guardian is a protective helmet designed for use by individuals with balance disabilities, hemophilia, seizures, and autism and others who are at risk of head or skull injuries. This helmet is designed to provide protection to the back and sides of the head for individuals in danger of head injury. Features include an adjustable chin strap to provide a custom fit, and a web shell that allows for ventilation of the head to assist in cooling. This washable helmet is made of closed EV

Protecta Wrap

Protecta Wrap is an upper or lower extremity protector designed for individuals who are at risk for falls or have upper extremity, lower extremity, seizure or balance disabilities. This sleeve protects knees, elbows, shins and forearms from injury from falls and impacts from furniture and fixtures. The sleeve can help prevent skin breakdown and can also be worn during sleep. It is made of soft, lightweight, machine washable stretch fabric with added shock absorption, and is customizable for an i

Protectacap

The ProtectaCap is a protective helmet designed for infants, children, youth, and adults. The cap may be used post-surgery, for therapeutic activities, hydrocephalus, microcephalus, seizures, shunts, neonatal or geriatric care, and water therapy, ProtectaCap provides maximum head coverage, along with maximum hearing and ventilation. This custom-fitting protective headgear is made from impact-absorbant Ensolite foam, features a soft cotton-knit chin strap with a velcro closure, and is covered in

Protectacap Plus

The ProtectaCap Plus is a rigid protective helmet designed for infants, children, youth, and adults. Designed to bridge the gap between soft and hard helmets, this cap may be used post-surgery, for therapeutic activities, hydrocephalus, microcephalus, seizures, shunts, neonatal or geriatric care, and water therapy, ProtectaCap Plus provides maximum head coverage, along with maximum hearing and ventilation. This custom-fitting protective headgear is made from impact-absorbant Ensolite foam, feat

Protectahip

ProtectaHip is a hip protector designed for wear by women at risk for hip fractures. These padded underpants have thigh-length legs and conform to the wearer's body. The interior padding adds only a fraction of an inch to the hip area. SIZES: Small, medium, large, and extra large. DIMENSIONS: The small pants fit waists from 24 to 28 inches and hips from 34 to 38 inches, the medium pants fit waists from 28 to 31 inches and hips from 38 to 41 inches, the large pants fit waists from 31 to 35 inches

Roosevelt Car Seat

Roosevelt Car Seat is designed to promote safety and comfort for children with special health needs such as cerebral palsy, mobility and neurological disabilities. The Roosevelt Car Seat accommodates children weighing up to 115 lbs. or 62" tall, and can be used with either a lap belt or a lap shoulder belt combination, allowing you to use the Roosevelt Car Seat in any forward facing rear vehicle seat. The car seat is LATCH compliant for children up to 48 pounds, and includes an EZ-Tether connec

Safety Padding

Safety Pads are designed for use in SleepSafe beds to prevent injury. Custom made to fit the SleepSafe bed (see entries) safety rails and/or head/foot boards, these pads are made of high- density, half-inch foam. They attach with industrial-strength Velcro.

Sleep-Safe Pillow

The Sleep-Safe Pillow is an anti-suffocation pillow designed for use by individuals with epilepsy or seizures. The pillow has features to help prevent suffocation. It is made from a soft, porous foam with an open cell structure for breathability. Any head movement pumps air from the interior cavity across channels that pass around the head. The surface is rippled to provide a profusion of air spaces between the surface of the pillow and the net cover. Air can pass freely over the surface of the

Sleepsafe, The

The SleepSafe is a bed designed for children and adults with physical or cognitive disabilities. The head and footboards extend below the mattress, eliminating the gaps between the head/foot board or side rails and mattress, thus reducing the chance of entrapment. The full- length side locking safety rails are made of wood and have clear windows for ease in viewing. The safety rails swing down and are removable. The bed includes the foundation (bunkie board or box spring); premium pressure-redu

Sleepsafeii Plus, The

The SleepSafeII Plus is a bed designed for children and adults with physical or cognitive disabilities. The headboard and footboard extend below the mattress, eliminating the gaps between the head/foot board or side rails and mattress, thus reducing the chance of entrapment. The Plus model provides remote-controlled articulation (raising and lowering of head and foot). The full-length side locking safety rails are made of wood and have clear windows for ease in viewing. The full-length rails s

Sleepsafeii, The

The SleepSafeII is a bed designed for children and adults with physical or cognitive disabilities. The head/foot boards extend below the mattress, eliminating the gaps between the head/foot board or side rails and mattress, thus reducing the chance of entrapment. The full-length side locking safety rails are made of wood and have clear windows for ease in viewing. The safety rails swing down and are removable. The bed includes the foundation (bunkie board or boxspring); premium pressure-reducing

Sleepsafeplus, The

The SleepSafePlus is a bed designed for children and adults with physical or cognitive disabilities. The head/foot boards extend below the mattress, eliminating the gaps between the head/foot board or side rails and mattress, thus reducing the chance of entrapment. The full-length side locking safety rails are made of wood and have clear windows for ease in viewing. The safety rails swing down and are removable. This bed provides remote-controlled articulation (raising and lowering of head and f

Sleepsafer Plus, The

The SleepSafePlus is a bed designed for children and adults with physical or cognitive disabilities. The head/foot boards extend below the mattress, eliminating the gaps between the head/foot board or side rails and mattress, thus reducing the chance of entrapment. The full-length side locking safety rails are made of wood and have clear windows for ease in viewing. The safety rails swing down and are removable. This bed provides remote-controlled articulation (raising and lowering of head and f

Sleepsafer, The

The SleepSafer is a bed designed for active children and adults with physical or cognitive disabilities. The head and footboards extend below the mattress, eliminating the gaps between the head/foot board or side rails and mattress, thus reducing the chance of entrapment. The full-length side locking safety rails are made of wood and have clear windows for ease in viewing. The safety rails swing down and are removable. The bed includes a foundation (bunkie board or boxspring); premium pressure-

Smart Belt

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of seizure monitoring and response transducer for individuals with seizure disorders to alert their assigned caretaker for assistance. As part of their senior design project, Rice University students Ethan Leng, Mihir Mongia, Charles Park, and Tiffany Varughese created the Seizure Monitoring and Response Transducer (SMART) Belt to combat the complications of seizures by alerting caregivers to seizure activity. The students worked with Andr

Vapen

---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of an ergonomic guide dog harness for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Vapen is an improvement on the guide dog harness that incorporates a ball joint socket into the handle of the harness, providing individuals who are blind or have low vision strengthened communication with their service animal while also improving ergonomics for their hand. An added feature is the ball joint socket allows the harness to be reassembled into a

Words That Direct

Words that Direct is a personal skills and independent living skills tutorial program designed for use with individuals with cognitive or developmental disabilities. This program teaches 80 words which are essential for direction in the community. Included in the program are such words as: Back up, close, don’t turn, enter, no exit, open, push, pull, step down, step up and more. Multimedia software combines live action video and human-quality audio in an adult format. Corresponding print exercis

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