You know how we’re always waiting around to be rescued and hope someone will show up and save the day?
Well, now the wait is over.
The entire Romanian press, from playtech blogs to medicine newspapers to TV News Channels, is talking about these two Romanian young men who created a system that can change millions of lives.
Giving the fact that Vlad Teohari is my best friend, I have the honour to an insightful article, before they become rich, famous and successful. 🙂
Chronologically speaking, Vlad’s been talking about this idea of creating a system that can detect epilepsy seizures since he attended, in the summer of 2014, an internship at Eindhoven University of Technology. Together with Constantin Ungureanu, they built the first prototype that was called Epilepsy Seizure Detect.
I remember that during that time I was away in the USA and every time we Skyped Vlad seemed to be more and more enthusiastic and proud of his work. It was actually the first time I’ve ever seen him so passionate about …kinda anything he ever did before.
After his return to Romania, he continued to work and improve the app, talked to doctors and possible investors all day long. Not to enter into specific details, that you can check out here, Vlad told me the that Epilepsy Seizure Detection is the first Android app in the world for real-time detection of an epileptic seizure, based on heart rate and not only.
Anyway, back to the chronological order of events, in November 2014, Vlad attended AMI’14, The European Conference on Ambient Intelligence, where he presented Epilepsy Seizure Detect, during an “WORKSHOP on Smart Healthcare and Healing Environments”, that took place in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
It was after AMI’14 when Vlad realised that his summer school idea was starting to become a serious thing that could become an actual real thing.
So he gathered up a team of three other people (Cristian Soare – Programming Developer, Radu Stefan Rogojina – Medicine student at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, George Moisa – Pediatric Neurologist at Obregia Hospital in Bucharest), forming Epilepsy Combat, which joined Innovation Labs 2015, that took place on the 7th of March.
And this is where everything escalated. Their idea caught the eye of the Romanian press and of several investors who found the idea more than interesting.
Future plans?! Waiting for Vlad’s first million dollars to marry him. Oh, and for Epilepsy Combat, finding a good sponsor that believes in their idea and trying to release on the market an actual product.
For any other specific details, you can find the app on GooglePlay. Just click here. Or here. Or if you know Romanian, you can check out the press. here, here, or here or please just google it… you’ll find plenty!
Vlad Mihai Teohari, I’m more than proud of you! And I know this is only the beginning! Love you!