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EpiGEST: A Digital Platform to Empower Individuals with Epilepsy

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Saboor Bayat
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EpiGEST: A Digital Platform to Empower Individuals with Epilepsy

The innovative digital platform, EpiGEST, has been developed to empower individuals with epilepsy and their caregivers by promoting digital health literacy. The tool aims not only to provide scientific and educational information about epilepsy but also to facilitate social and community support, encouraging inclusiveness and awareness about the condition.

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Interactive features and personalized support

EpiGEST has been designed to be interactive, featuring a chat tool for communication between users and healthcare professionals, offering personalized follow-ups. The implementation of EpiGEST will be phased, beginning with a pilot version and evolving into a final version, projected to launch within the first six months after funding is secured.

Bilingual content based on scientific documentation

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The platform's content will be developed in Portuguese and English, based on scientific documentation and information from health organizations about epilepsy. All content will be reviewed by team members to ensure quality and utility. Before the launch of the pilot version, usability tests will be conducted with the target group.

An award-winning initiative

The concept of the project originated from an interdisciplinary team with experience in epilepsy and was motivated by identifying unmet needs. The initiative was recognized with an award by Angelini Pharma, highlighting the importance of solutions supporting caregivers and individuals with chronic conditions. The initial commercial strategy foresees free access to the content, with the possibility of paid features in the future.

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