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Wake Forest University Medical School student invents device that aims to help people who have seizures

Wake Forest University School of Medicine student creates device that aims to help people who have seizures

Ashlyn Sanders, a first-year medical student at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, hopes her device will receive FDA approval by this fall.



PERSONS DEALING WITH SEIZURES. >> ASHLAND SANDERSS I STUDY MAKEOR F- – MEDICINE AT WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY, INVENTING A MEDICAL DEVICE AND RUNNING HIS NOW COMPANY. SHE SHARED HER STORY. >> I BELIEVE IN THE PRODUCT AND HOW IT WILL IMPROVE LIVES. >> THIS IS THE PRODUCT SHE HOPE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN FOREIGNMENT MANAGEMENT. >> THIS WILL BE AN AIR FST MARKET DEVICE. CURRENTLY ALL SAFETY AND SEIZURE INSTRUCTIONS ARE NOT PUTTING SOMETHING IN AER PSON’S MOUTH WHILE THEY HAVE A SEIZURE. WE KNOW DUE TO THE DIRECTIVE THAT PEOPLE ARE DOING THIS IN AN UNSAFE WAY. I DECIDED TO CREATE A MEDAL DEVICE YOU CAN LACE INTO YOUR MOUTH THAT WILL PREVENT ORAL INJURY DURING SEIZURES. >> THE IDEA IS THAT PATIENTS CAN CARRY THE SINGLE-USE DEVICE WITH TMHE TO USE AS NEEDED. WHILE WORKING ON THE PRODUCT AND SEEKING FDA APPROVAL, SANDERS IS IN HER FIRST YEAR IN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AT WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY. SHE HAS A DU.KE MA >> I ALWAYS LIKE TO SAY I DIDN’T CHOOSE ENTREPRENEURSHIP, IT CHOOSE ME. WHEN I STAEDRT MY GRADTEUA PROGRAM I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A RARE NEUROLOGICAL CONDITION LLED ACA CHIARI NOW FORMATION AND HAVE LIVED WITH SEIZURES FOR ABOUT SEVEN YEARS NOW. THIS LEADED ME TO CREATE MY MEDICAL DEVICES STARTUP. >> CENTER SAYS HIS OWN MEDICAL CHILD- – SANDERS SAYS HIS OWN MEDICAL CHALLENGES INSPIRED HIS WORK. >> WE HOPE TO RELEASE BY THE END OF THE YEAR. I HOPE TO BE AN INSPIRATION FOR OTHERS, ESPECIALLY PEOPLE LIVING WITH CHRONIC HEALTH CHALLENGES. IF THEY ARE ABLE TO REALIZE THEIR DREAMS, THEY MAY HAVE TO DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY THAN OTHERS BUT IT’S IMPORTANT THAT PEOPLE HAVE THE AVAILABILITY — THE VISIBILITY. >> SANDERS IS ON TRACK TO GRADUATE FROM MEDICINE SCHOOL AND HAS 2025 AND HOPES

Wake Forest University School of Medicine student creates device that aims to help people who have seizures

Ashlyn Sanders, a first-year medical student at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, hopes her device will receive FDA approval by this fall.

WATCH: A Wake Forest University Medical School student invents a device that aims to help people who have seizures.

WATCH: A Wake Forest University Medical School student invents a device that aims to help people who have seizures.