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You’ve probably seen NillyNoggin EEG Caps in our Shop and you may be asking yourself: What is a NillyNoggin EEG Cap?
NillyNoggin EEG Caps are a special cap made for use with a medical procedure called an EEG test. Hannahtopia created the NillyNoggin EEG Cap for all those with epilepsy and other conditions who get EEG tests as well as sleep studies. The cap is perfect for both ambulatory or prolonged EEG’s. It is fun and comfy! It washes easily and can be used again and again!
How We Came Up With the Name!
The first thing to know about these cool caps is how we came up with the name!
You may have guessed that “Noggin” comes from the fun name for your head.
But what the heck is a “Nilly”?
In our world Nilly’s are people with a heart of gold plus they are honest, respectable, and absolute sweethearts.
Nilly’s are always wearing a smile. They have an Angelic look about them.
Nilly’s are dedicated friends and always give terrific hugs!
A Nilly describes so many children and young adults we have met who have medical challenges. The name just fits these amazing kiddos!
And besides … the word “Nilly” is just plain fun to say! So this is how we named our super special cap that everyone loves!
Read on to learn more about why we need NillyNoggin EEG caps and how they help!
Why Do We Need the NillyNoggin EEG Cap?
The NillyNoggin EEG Cap was created after the co-founder of Hannahtopia – Heather – witnessed her daughter Hannah have dozens of EEG (electroencephalogram) tests performed.
An EEG test may cause a great deal of anxiety for the person having the test, as well as their parents or caretakers. The gauze and tape that is wrapped around the head to protect the EEG hardware can be visually terrifying.
NillyNoggin EEG Caps can help!
It serves several purposes. It can minimize stress when a child realizes they get to select their very own fun colorful cap to cover up the ‘scary’ look of the leads. The cap can lessen the anxiety that parents have because the child is less stressed. The NillyNoggin EEG Cap also provides the EEG technician with ease of functionality – it helps them have quicker access to fix any malfunctioning leads.
The Fabric We Use For NillyNoggin EEG Caps
We use knit fabrics that are super comfortable, breathable, cool, and snug! To feel cozy on the head and protect the leads from wandering little hands.
Made in the U.S.A.!
Hannahtopia works in collaboration with a group called the East End Cooperative Ministry (EECM) to manufacturer these special caps. East End Cooperative Ministry is based in Pittsburgh, PA – here in the U.S.A. Our goal is to keep our manufacturing local to our headquarters so that we continue to build our community. Hannahtopia and EECM are both based in the Pittsburgh, PA region.
About East End Cooperative Ministry (EECM)
Since 1970, East End Cooperative Ministry has been building a community of opportunity in Pittsburgh. They are dedicated to helping vulnerable adults and at-risk children and youth throughout Pittsburgh neighborhoods. As an interfaith ministry, EECM seeks to make a difference in the lives of the individuals and families it serves by tending to their needs for today as well as their hopes for tomorrow.
Learn more about EECM at their website.
What People Are Saying About the NillyNoggin EEG Cap!
EEG technologists who have the chance to use NillyNoggin EEG caps with their patients have shared a lot of praise for this innovative product – especially for the important ways it helps brighten the experience for the child.
Parents are excited too! We hear every day from parents and family members about how much the NillyNoggin EEG cap helps their epilepsy warriors!