What it doesIdea Summary:
Our idea is to create a program that scans through a youtube video to determine whether or not it has epileptic triggers. If it does, it will warn the viewer of the potential trigger and it will also give the person the timestamp where the trigger occurs. This is meant to alleviate stress on the viewer preventing them from having any chance of an episode.
Targeted Users: Those who suffer from photosensitive epilepsy Those who are have discomfort from flashing colors
Abstract: What is epilepsy? https://www.epilepsy.com/learn/about-epilepsy-basics/what-epilepsy Epilepsy is a disorder which results in repeated uncontrollable seizures from patients. What causes epilepsy? The cause of epilepsy is often unknown, but signs have pointed to epilepsy being a genetic disorder. Brain trauma may also cause epileptic attacks. https://www.epilepsysociety.org.uk/photosensitive-epilepsy#.XEOAXFzYo2w Photosensitive epilepsy is a specific variant of epilepsy where seizure attacks are attributed to viewing flashing lights Caused by geometric shapes combined with contrasting colors How to tackle epilepsy? Symptoms of epilepsy. Temporary confusion A staring spell Uncontrollable jerking in the arms and legs Loss of consciousness and/ or awareness Fear, anxiety of deja vu https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/epilepsy/symptoms-causes/syc-20350093
To Research: Causes of Epileptic Episodes How to scan youtube video How to Recognize the triggers from a youtube video Likely Rate of Flashing Colors 6 - 30 Hertz? How to detect this
Even though we have the foundation of the program done, there is still more to complete. We could potentially add a friendly interface that replays the video back to the user.