The Epilepsy Foundation launched a crowd-funding campaign for SAMi Smart Activity Monitor, an iPhone-based movement detector and potentially life-saving seizure alarm.
“The SAMi device can make a difference in the lives of families living with uncontrolled seizures,” said Warren Lammert, Chair of the Epilepsy Foundation.“The Epilepsy Foundation is proud to encourage and support innovators like the Andersons who are dedicating themselves to supporting the epilepsy community and improving lives,” said Philip M. Gattone, president and CEO of the Epilepsy Foundation. “After winning our 2012 Shark Tank award, Charles and Cynthia Anderson were able to accelerate the development and production of the SAMi 2 camera. With this Indiegogo campaign, we hope to help them get to SAMi 3 which will be mass produced and more affordable to a much larger part of our community.”
The Indiegogo campaign will run through June 13, 2014 with a goal to develop a next generation of the SAMi system. The campaign will get special recognition at the upcoming Epilepsy Pipeline Conference 2014 in San Francisco (June 5-7) where Charles Anderson and representatives of Indiegogo will present to an audience of investors, researchers, innovators and community leaders.
“The SAMi device can make a difference in the lives of families living with uncontrolled seizures,” said Warren Lammert, Chair of the Epilepsy Foundation. “This device may help caregivers and individuals with epilepsy to better know about and respond to seizures and to capture video of seizures: better informing their relationship with their doctors and their seizure management.”