Middlesex University student invents gadget to help bipolar sufferers

Megan Harley

Megan Harley

First published in News
Last updated
Times Series: Photograph of the Author by

A student has invented a gadget she hopes will transform the lives of people with bipolar disorder.

Middlesex University student Megan Harley, who lives in Hendon, was inspired to create the product, called 'Aware', by a family member who is bipolar.

She realised that disturbed sleep can be a massive issue for bipolar sufferers. Before a relapse, some do not sleep for three or more days.

Her product is a wristband worn at night, which measures and monitors sleep, and notifies the wearer of patterns that may indicate an imminent relapse.

Miss Harley, 21, said: "I would like to work with focus groups of people living with bipolar disorder, to make sure Aware meets their needs as closely as possible.

"It would also be great to be able to discuss the idea further with mental health charities like Bipolar UK and Mind, and with the NHS."

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

10:01pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Pete the writer says...

Megan
This product has some great but simple thinking behind it. If you plan to bring this gift to the United States, let me know if I can help you. I have BP and look forward to any tools that might help.
Pete
Megan This product has some great but simple thinking behind it. If you plan to bring this gift to the United States, let me know if I can help you. I have BP and look forward to any tools that might help. Pete Pete the writer
  • Score: 3

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree