one simple device changes everything
At NeuroVice, we are dedicated to improving the patient experience for those living with seizures.
A seizure is a sudden burst of electrical activity in the brain. This uncontrolled activity may produce a physical convulsion and abnormal behavior. During a seizure, many experience violent convulsions that cause sufferers to experience jerking and twitching, lose their ability to swallow and have difficulty speaking.
Rigorous, uncontrolled movements and contractions of the jaw can lead to extensive oral damage. Oral trauma to the tongue, cheeks, and other soft tissues of the oral cavity often cause severance of parts of the tongue or the cheeks.
For decades, seizure safety guidelines say not to put anything in the mouth of a person who is having a seizure. Out of desperation for a solution, seizure sufferers have resorted to using hazardous objects such as spoons, towels, socks and pencils.
These hazardous objects cause choking, cracking of teeth, and can block the airway.
We have finally developed a solution.
Meet PATI, The Protector Against Tongue Injury, developed by a patient for a patient.
PATI is the first, symptom-management, oral device technology that safely and effectively protects against tongue biting and oral trauma during seizures. PATI’s patent-pending, disposable design stays securely in the mouth during the seizure, allows for natural airflow, suction catheter and oral rescue medication administration, and natural saliva drainage.