Snapchat is poised to become a platform for people living with epilepsy to share videos and photos on the service.
The company is unveiling the app for the first time Wednesday, as it looks to tap into growing demand for the service in a way that is also helping to fight epilepsy.
The new product, Snap, will be available in the United States and the European Union later this month.
Users who have epilepsy will be able to upload videos, photos and other content to Snap and the company will use the data to analyze the experiences of those using the app, said Jason S. Hulbert, chief technology officer for Snapchat.
“With Snap, we are able to offer people with seizures the ability to create and share their stories in a meaningful way,” he said in a statement.
“Our technology enables us to capture and analyze the unique experiences of people with this devastating condition.”
The app will be powered by a new neural network called Snap Neural that is capable of recognizing and representing the human brain’s emotional expression, the company said.
Snap Neural will be integrated into the Snap App for iOS and Android.
Users will be encouraged to send messages to friends and family and share videos to Snapchat, where the content will be viewed by Snap Neural and the content and the person receiving the message will be shown a preview.
Snapchat will be a part of a growing number of services that are using the technology to create video content, which is one of the fastest growing areas in the online video industry.
For example, YouTube, which has more than 100 million monthly active users, uses the technology.
Facebook, which recently bought Oculus VR for $2 billion, recently announced it will use a similar neural network to create videos for the Oculus VR app.
Snapchat and Instagram have also launched videos for epilepsy patients in the past.
The announcement comes as Instagram has introduced a new feature for users to post to the Instagram Story, where users can share images and videos, among other things.
Instagram has also said it will help more than 200 epilepsy patients with epilepsy, and it plans to expand the service with new content for people who have seizures.
The Snap Neural technology has already been used by Snapchat to show the emotions of people in videos, which are part of Snapchat’s plan to turn video into content for social media.
Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel, in a blog post, said Snap Neural could eventually help create more sophisticated video and audio experiences for people.
Snapchat is also looking to help people with other disabilities.
The app is designed to help users with vision and hearing impairments navigate their world, and to help the blind navigate the world, Snapchat said in its blog post.
“We want to provide a platform that enables users to interact with each other in ways that are meaningful and that also help them with disabilities.
That’s why we’ve focused on making the app accessible for people in certain ways,” Hulbert said.
Snapchat has previously said that it would help people who are blind and visually impaired to create their own videos with a special tool called Snap Spectator.
In addition to the epilepsy app, Snapchat has launched a new app for people whose parents or guardians have epilepsy.
“Snapchat has the best technology for people across the spectrum,” Hulsbert told The Associated Press.
“People who are in the best shape and who are able can share their amazing stories and experiences in a new way.
The world needs to know this technology exists, and they should share it with their friends and loved ones.”