ensuring safety and health to the community with seizure
Uma Smith is an industrial designer based in Brooklyn, New York. She was diagnosed with epilepsy at age 11. She has been hospitalized four times for seizures; three of which happened away from home. People around during that time were panicked and were helpless. Since then, Uma tried to find a solution and came up with Cocoon, an anti-suffocation pillow combined with technology that provides safety for someone experiencing a seizure and alerts the ambulance. Cocoon also has written first-aid instructions for people around to informs them what to do when a person has a seizure.
She was the 2019 American national winner of the James Dyson Award.
For more information, visit: https://www.umasmith.com/copy-of-empower
Check out her video made by The James Dyson Foundation where she explains how the Cocoon works.