There are a number of free and paid apps currently available that can assist with the management of epilepsy.
- My Epilepsy team (www.myepilepsyteam.com) is a social network for people living with epilepsy. You can connect with others near you (or around the world) with a similar diagnosis, share your experience with epilepsy, how you are feeling as well as access resources.
- Seizure Tracker (www.seizuretracker.com) – Keep track of seizure length, type, potential triggers and associated symptoms to assist with the management of epilepsy.
- Seizure First Aide (www.epilepsyfoundationmn.org/app) – This app developed by the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota gives the four steps of seizure first aid that could save a life. There is also a handy seizure timer and videos of the most common seizure types to assist with seizure identification.
- Snug Safety (http://snugsafe.com/) – For anyone who lives alone this is a daily check-in service that will notify your emergency contact if you don’t respond by a designated time. This app includes free and paid plans.
- ICE Medical Standard (www.icestandardtech.com) – This app allows you to input and share your medical and emergency contact information with first responders on your phone’s lock screen.
For more information on technologies that can assist with the management of epilepsy contact our services team on 07 3435 5000 or 1300 852 853 (outside Brisbane).
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