Teenage engineers invent a vest that can predict epileptic seizures

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In what could be a life changing invention for epileptic sufferers, a vest has been designed that will give its wearer warning of an upcoming seizure, giving them ample time to prepare for it. Most impressive of all is that it was designed by two teenagers, Sankha Kahagala-Gamage and David Bernstein, who shared the UK Young Engineer award at the Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition. The students from Loughborough Grammar in Leicestershire were inspired after witnessing someone suffer a fit. The MediVest monitors both heart rate and body temperature to detect an impending attack and alerts the…

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