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Risk Detection and Intervention Device to Prevent Sudden Death (SUDEP)

The Risk Detection and Intervention Device to Prevent Sudden Death (SUDEP) and Sudden Unexplained Infant Death (SUID) uses software combined with a computing device capable of receiving or collecting accelerometer data and vitals.

The device is incorporated into a headgear and alerts a caregiver via mobile phone, or any appropriate network connected device, if the patient’s head and body position puts them at risk for sudden death during sleep. It also is configured to provide a direct stimulus (electrical shock / alarm) to the patient that may help a patient to rouse himself.

Further, use of headgear allows for more than just detecting the face-down / prone position. For example, this device may include a smoke detector to alert of a fire condition.