Epsy is a smartphone app for people with epilepsy that aims to help patients improve their understanding of their triggers and condition better. This data can be used to create tailored management plans.
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that impacts regular brain activity and causes fits or seizures. Medication can successfully control epilepsy for many patients, but sometimes, medication alone cannot stop seizures entirely and often, medication adjustments are required.
Finding the correct treatment for epilepsy can be difficult because the condition is particular to each individual. Every patient with epilepsy has individual triggers, types of seizures, and responses to treatment. To prescribe the right treatment plan without all the trial and error requires deep insight into the patient’s condition, for which data often isn’t available.
Epsy is changing that with their iOS and Android smartphone apps. The app is designed specifically for detailed tracking of an individual’s epilepsy so that the information can be used to make more informed treatment plan decisions in the future.
Users can track any symptom or episode they experience, such as seizures, auras, and side effects. Potential triggers are linked to the episodes like sleep, diet, flashing lights or weather to create a much more accurate picture of the patient’s triggers over time.
The app can be used to track potential medication side-effects and send medication reminders – 93.4% of users reported it helped them stick to their drug plan. The patient can easily share the data they’ve recorded through the app with their healthcare team. By using Epsy, patients will better understand their condition and be better prepared to handle it through a more personalised treatment plan and improved avoidance of triggers. Tracking is valuable in many conditions, Eczamine is an app being used to help predict eczema flare-ups.