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Epsy App for iOS: Health & Fitness

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Problem
In a world in which digital health is increasingly benefiting patients and physicians, the treatment of epilepsy is lagging behind. Epilepsy affects over 65 million people worldwide, with millions more diagnosed each year. Many people never reach freedom from seizures, because tracking their condition is tedious, specialist care is hard to access, and medication plans are not personalized. 

Solution
Epsy was created to offer a better way to live with epilepsy. With already tens of thousands of users, Epsy has quickly become the go-to app for epilepsy: Epsy offers, for the first time in the epilepsy space, a combination of patient-centric design, machine learning technologies, and extensive user research with patients and leading physicians. Available for free on iOS, Epsy allows patients and their carers to better understand and track their condition, and provides doctors with actionable insights for faster and even more accurate diagnosis.

Epsy is empowering patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals to accelerate the pathway towards better outcomes, making “each day with epilepsy brighter than the last”.

Built together with patients and doctors, accessing both the clinical expertise and real-life experiences of epilepsy, Epsy makes it easier to stay on top of medication schedules, and to track seizures, triggers and side effects. Entries are collated and analyzed into easy-to-read metrics, enabling patients to monitor their progress, while also discovering trends and patterns, for better conversations with their doctors.

We believe that the more informed and inspired our users are, the more lives we can save. Patients have told us they rely on our curated content for the inspiring stories co-written by our epilepsy community, and informative articles to understand their condition better.

Epsy’s design mirrors our mission: from bright color usage to the helpful logging flow incorporating emojis and friendly language, interactions are focused on positivity and forward progression for the user.

Epsy’s color is purple because purple is the color that best celebrates the wonder that is the human brain: there is no purple wavelength of light – it requires a mixture of both red and blue wavelengths to see purple. That makes it a “non-spectral color” – in fact, purple is the only non-spectral color that humans “see with the brain”: it requires our brains to interpret signals from both red-sensitive and blue-sensitive cones in our eyes and to see that as a separate color.

Results
In an independently-run survey, 98.3% of respondents said Epsy makes it easier to track their epilepsy and 93.9% said Epsy helps with medication compliance (with 620 participants). We also see this user success in our user metrics: we have activated our users to a 60-days retention rate of above 60%.

The Epsy community is growing at a rapid rate. Our Instagram following has increased by 434% from July 2020 - January 2021 (518 vs 2,768) and our organic search traffic has increased by 202% month on month (451 in December 2020 vs 1,360 in January 2021). Epsy is now the #1 epilepsy app on the US Apple App Store, the app's total downloads exceed 55,000, with hundreds of 5-star reviews and a 4.8 out of 5 average star rating. Reading our users’ comments, it would be hard to find another app focusing on a serious chronic medical condition in which the word “love” appears so often! - a great feat for an app focusing on a serious medical condition.

Our next milestone is to reach 1 million users. We want to change the epilepsy journey to get everyone on their optimal treatment path… and give the world freedom from seizures.

View Epsy on the Apple App Store: