My name is Mark Shine. I am 32 and an aspiring designer from Limerick City. I started this design journey back in 2015 when I did a Springboard programme course in association with the University of Limerick in Digital Fabrication: Design & Manufacture. I became fascinated with 3D Printing and CNC machining. Not long after, I bought my own 3D printer, became self-taught and began designing everything I could. From there I applied to the course of Product Design & Technology as a mature student and have never been so happy I did. It has been a long journey to get to this point but the most rewarding. The main areas of design that interest me are manufacturing processes and industrial design.
EpiHelp is a smart medical wrist worn device that will help reduce the frequency of seizures in epilepsy through stress reduction and management by setting reminders to be mindful of their mental health and stress.
The wearable component incorporates the Star of Life and the Epilepsy Medical ID as part of the design. EpiHelp works in tandem with a companion app. The aim is to eliminate over analysing and keep everything minimal and stress free.
The app features a variety of functions including a seizure log where the user can log their seizures if, and when they have an episode, instantly through the device.