Epilepsy is not a disease. It is a disorder that is manifested by sudden, repeated seizures.
The seizures are triggered by abnormal electrical impulses in larger or smaller parts of the brain. The seizures may be experienced differently from one person to another. A single person may have several types of epileptic seizures.
Epileptic seizures are divided into two main groups: partial/focal seizures, where the seizure arises from a limited part of the brain, and generalized seizures, where the seizures are spread out all over the brain. During a generalized seizure the person is unconscious.
About 1% of the worlds population suffer from epilepsy. Most new cases arise in children or elderly. About 2/3 will be free of the seizures from their medication, but the last 1/3 does not become seizure free, and will need help and care in relation to the seizures.
EDDI is intended for this last 1/3 of patients. It will immidiately and reliably notify relatives or care personnel, when a tonic-clonic epileptic seizure occurs. It will thereby provide NEW FREEDOM and SAFETY for all involved.