Help the Epilepsy Foundation improve public awareness.


Do you have a SAMi video of your seizure? Would you be willing to share it with others to help improve understanding and public awareness about epilepsy? The Epilepsy Foundation is working on its next national public awareness campaign and is looking for everyday (not hospital setting) videos of various types of seizures. Learn about the #ShareMySeizure campaign at Contact the Epilepsy Foundation at to talk about sharing your video.

Power light off fault

Some customers have run into an issue where the SAMi-3 camera stops streaming live video. When this happens the camera is still powered on but the power light on the front is off. The only solution has been to unplug the camera and plug it back in.

We have fixed this problem with an update to the SAMi3 app. Install the version in the app store and your camera will automatically be updated to prevent this.


If this affected you we are very sorry and be assured we take reliability very seriously. If you are having any issues don't hesitate to contact us at

Note: this does not affect SAMi-2 cameras.

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Epilepsy Awareness Day at Disneyland!


I'm writing this from the airport on our way to Epilepsy Awareness day at Disneyland. We'll have a table there demonstrating SAMi and meeting lots of great people. In celebration we have a $20 off coupon, just enter "EAD15" when checking out. Good for SAMi cameras and kits!

Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago Conference!

Thanks everyone with the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago for hosting a terrific conference, especially Kurt Florian, Tracy Schultz and Debbie Flader.  Lots of great presentations and people!

Cynthia Anderson at the SAMI table

Cynthia Anderson at the SAMI table

We were also happy to spend time with Tom Stanton, Executive Director of The Danny Did Foundation.

Tom Stanton, Charles Anderson, and Cynthia Anderson

Tom Stanton, Charles Anderson, and Cynthia Anderson


SAMi 1.3.0 Released!


The new SAMi app version 1.3.0 has improvements and features we are excited about.  

By default, SAMi makes and saves recordings all the time, even during the day.  This can result in lots of extra unnecessary recordings cluttering up your iPhone.  The Recordings Scheduler allows you to define the start and stop times for the transfer of recordings to the iPod/iPhone.  To use this feature turn on (to green) the "Disable Record when scheduled off" button.  Next, set the time you want recordings to start transferring and the time you want recordings to stop transferring.  For example, you can choose to only save recordings made between 10pm and 7am.  All other recordings will be discarded.  

Smart Edge is an experimental feature that allows you to exclude motion that comes from outside the camera view from consideration in the alarm algorithm.  When the border area, defined by the border size setting, is breached, the alarm is suppressed and will not be re-armed until there is no motion for two minutes.  This prevents the alarm from being triggered when going to bed or when someone comes into the room and enters the monitored area.  If the motion originates in the center, the alarm will still be triggered as before.  

If you try the Smart Edge let us know how it works for you.

Finally, thanks to Monica for sending a photo of her customized SAMi.  SAMi looks fabulous in her guardian angel costume!  Anyone else have a fun picture of SAMi they want to share?



Indiegogo Campaign Update

We had a great trip to the Epilepsy Foundation/Epilepsy Therapy Project Pipeline conference.  Charles presented SAMi at the conference, you can watch his presentation here:

On Sunday we brought SAMi out to the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado's 5K fun run fundraiser in Denver which was indeed great fun.  It gave us a chance to meet with families from all over the area that have the challenge of Epilepsy in their lives.  We even met some customers, it's great to put a face with a name!

We've extended the campaign duration to take full advantage of our incredible $25,000 matching grant.  We're very close to our goal.  With your help, and the help of these matching funds, we can do it!

2014 Epilepsy Foundation Pipeline Conference

Charles Anderson will be presenting on SAMi at the Epilepsy Foundation Pipline conference this Friday at 2:40 PDT.  Charles will be one of two previous winners presenting before the 2014 Shark Tank competition.

The event is scheduled to be streamed live, we'll post an update on how to watch when it is available.

HiPass Design LLC will also be exhibiting all three days, drop by and say hi! 


Epilepsy Foundation and SAMi Indiegogo Campaign

HiPass Design LLC has teamed up with the Epilepsy Foundation to bring you an Indiegogo fundraising campaign.

The funds raised will be used to pay for SAMi cameras and kits  that will be given to charities to distribute to people who need them.  Additional funds will cover the R&D for a third generation camera and other expenses necessary to ramp up production and keep the costs low.

Donations are tax deductible and we have interesting “perks” ranging from stickers, to mousepads, to pillows featuring our sleepy moon logo.  

Just as important to us is social media sharing.  There are links at the top of the campaign page that make it easy to share our campaign on Facebook and Twitter.  Indiegogo measures these shares and it helps them decide if they are going to feature us on their front page.  If they do it will be a huge boost to the campaign.

Thanks in advance for your support.  We feel very strongly about helping the epilepsy community.  We want to keep our product cost low and work closely with charities to get our product to people who need it.



Epilepsy Across the Spectrum

The following is a quote from a very significant paper "Epilepsy Across the Spectrum" published by the National Academy of Sciences in 2012.

"One study has found a decreased risk for SUDEP associated with supervision at night (Langan et al., 2005), suggesting that sleeping in the same room as another adult or installing monitoring devices may offer the opportunity to help someone having a seizure during sleep. "