Neurological conditions affect the brain and nerves. Many start in childhood and can have a life-long and life-changing impact.

In the UK epileptic seizures affect 1 in 100 people, and neurodevelopment problems including cerebral palsy affects 1 in every 400 babies. Accurate diagnosis can be challenging and up to 30% of people with epilepsy may have a late or wrong diagnosis. Delayed or inappropriate treatment can in the most severe cases can also lead to irreversible brain damage.

Videos of events and unusual behaviours recorded by families and carers on their smartphones or tablets can be crucial to accurate diagnosis of neurological conditions. However, these videos still need experts to interpret them. In many parts of the world access to these specialists is very difficult.

Having a way of quick diagnosis of neurological conditions would be live changing, indeed live saving.

The Challenge.

This challenge is to develop new AI technologies that will work alongside specialists to detect and classify neurological diseases in children automatically from videos recorded by their families or carers. We want to create an AI system that is both user-friendly, scalable, and affordable. The system must also preserve privacy and data security for patients.

Hi and their partners are in a unique position to develop this AI, using the largest global neurology video dataset collected with user consent and research ethics approval collected on our existing clinical service (

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