Sandia National Labs working on seizure detecting device

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Sandia National Labs partnered up with KNOW Bio, a life science company to create a device that detects when someone with epilepsy is having a seizure.

Just like our four-legged friends, this small piece of technology can sense certain gases released from people and alert them minutes before it happens. 

“We hope with a sensor like this – because it’s looking at and analyzing all the gases – that this same sensor could look at different applications basis beyond epileptic seizure events,” said Phillip Rocco Miller, a biomedical engineer at Sandia National Laboratories.

This piece of technology is still in the works. The next step for researchers is to shrink the device, so people can wear it.