Seizure Monitors & Wearable Technology
Please note: Monitors, alarms and safety products don’t guarantee safety or detection of all seizures, but they can provide peace of mind for some people.
This list is not exhaustive, there are also other products available. Epilepsy Action Australia does not stock or sell these products.
For additional information or advice about these products, please contact the company directly.
The Embrace2 watch, is a medical-quality wearable smartwatch to help detect seizures and monitor activity and sleep. It is linked to the wearer’s mobile device with a Bluetooth® connection. This connection allows detection of unusual events like convulsive seizures in real-time and alert family members and caregivers who can then intervene.
You can check your entire day at a glance. You can customise it to suit your needs and behaviour. To make sure you have a compatible smartphone or tablet, please visit here: Compatible smartphones or tablets.
Wondering if the watch is what you need? Go to Empatica and follow the prompts
You can purchase your own Embrace2 watch today for US $249 plus a subscription plan. *Please note that this product now attracts a monthly fee.
To order an Embrace2, please visit their website at https://www.empatica.com/.
To receive 8% off the purchase price of the Empatica2 Embrace, please apply the following code at checkout: EPACAU20
Apple Watch Series 5 can monitor your heart rate and has fall detection and emergency SOS. It can monitor your heart rate and alert you to any irregularities, detect that you’ve fallen and notify your emergency contacts with your location.
It has many other health applications.
It also can notify emergency services (including when travelling abroad).
Prices: GPS + Cellular Starting at A$799 GPS Starting at A$649
For more information go to: Apple Watch Series 4
Which Apple watch is right for you? Compare here
The NightWatch consists of a comfortable wireless armband that closely monitors heart rate and motion while the wearer is lying in bed. When the NightWatch detects a seizure, a warning is transmitted to a caregiver via a wireless signal to the armband’s corresponding base station.
The NightWatch is easy to use, can be used in a home or professional setting and works stand-alone or with existing systems. View the brochure here
Price: AUD $2490
The SAMi Alert system is a sleep activity monitor for individuals who need to be watched for unusual movements at night.
A SAMi system setup in a bedroom will provide you with time-stamped recordings of movements at night – and you can choose for it to sound an alert for you if anything unusual is detected. You can then review them and if necessary, share any important ones with your specialist.
Works with Apple iPod, iPhone or iPad
Price: AUD $650
For more information click here
Epilepsy Safe-Bed Under Mattress Sensor
The Emfit Epileptic Sensor Mat is a bed monitoring system that will monitor a sleeping adult or child’s convulsive seizures from under the mattress. It can detect both the person’s tonic-clonic seizures and if the person leaves the bed, with the same sensor.
It alarms when the person has convulsive movements and when the person falls out of, or leaves the bed and does not return within a preset time.
Prices start at AUD $989
For more information go to www.epiassist.com.au or phone 1800 684 422
The majority of seizure alert devices are designed to alert when repetitive or continuous movement is detected, however some people experience seizures with little or no movement or sound.
The PulseGuard monitor is designed to detect heart rate variations that commonly occur just prior to, or during a seizure. It is designed for nocturnal use or personal care tasks such as showering as the sensor is in the form of a bracelet that can be worn on the ankle or wrist, and is fully waterproof. This can be used for all ages as children as young as newborns can have the sensor strapped to their thigh.
There is a tablet that must be kept within 10 metres of the device and a pager that enable the alarm to be heard in a separate room.
This product is not yet available in Australia but can be purchased online and shipped. There is a monthly fee which includes lifetime warranty and 24/7 technological support.
This wireless Smart Sock fits snug on your baby’s foot and monitors their heart rate and oxygen levels while they sleep. Owlet is intended to provide peace of mind. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, alleviate, cure, or prevent any disease or condition.
Take some of the pressure off yourself by enlisting an extra pair of eyes to watch over your baby while they sleep. Go to Owlet Care
Phone (03) 9588 0999
The Snuza HeroSE baby monitor is a wearable device which attaches to your baby’s nappy and monitors apnoea and abdominal movement. The Snuza Pico 2 also monitors your child’s breathing, plus skin temperature and sleep patterns. Real-time insights and alerts are sent to your phone.
You will be alerted if abdominal movement is weak or less than eight movements per minute. If there is no abdominal movement for 15 seconds it will vibrate in an effort to rouse your baby to resume abdominal movement. Often the vibration is enough to rouse the infant, however, after three vibration/rousing incidents, a rouse warning will alert you that movement has stopped for 15 seconds on three occasions. If an additional 5 seconds of no abdominal movement is detected a sharp audible alarm will sound.
Price: Snuza HeroSE AUD $145, Snuza Pico 2 AUD $249
Go to Snuza.com to find a store near you.
iBaby is an app-based video monitor, Wi-Fi compatible, which allow parents to see and listen to their little ones straight from their smartphone. Using the latest technology, it compresses the file size and bandwidth to provide the high-quality video and audio without lags or delays.
Price: There are a number of different options ranging from about $80-$200. Shipped from the USA.
For more go to iBaby
Some seizures have little or no movement or sound and can only be detected with oxygen desaturation.
This Pulse Oximeter can be used for continuous monitoring and delivers accurate and reliable oxygen saturation and pulse rate measurements for adult, paediatric and neonate patients. Shop for this pulse oximeter here
Phone 1800 626 292
Falls and Identification Products
This is a safety product for people who have falls and drop attacks. The Drop Support harness is a unique, upper body harness that wraps around the user’s waist, chest and torso, with an attached central handle running the length of the torso. The support handle is a point of contact between the user of the harness and the person assisting the user
This is what makes Drop Support unique. The support handle, located on the back, sits vertical, and not horizontal, like a standard gait belt. The vertical handle provides the assistant with a better means of controlling and managing the user’s directional motion.
The added support straps over the shoulder’s and chest area help the assistant in better managing and stopping forward falls. Another benefit of the Support Handle is that it sits higher up the back, and is more accessible when the user is seated. No need to go digging all the way down the back to find a waist belt.
Designed and produced by someone who has a family member with epilepsy – and drop attacks (tonic and atonic seizures), Drop Support is unique in that it secures the user’s whole upper body, with one centralised point of contact. It’s this point of contact that enables full fall support for the whole upper body, and the ability to re-stabilise the person, lessening the likelihood of injury.
Drop Support aims to try to support those that are unable to support themselves, by providing family members, caregivers, and practitioners another means of supporting their loved ones during a fall.
For 30% discount (Australian users) use the Promo Code: DROP30
For more information go to https://www.dropsupports.com/
This personal alarm system offers a fall detection feature, that sends text messages to five contacts. When it detects a fall, it will beep for a short time before sending the SMS and then beginning the help call sequence, great for access to emergency contacts.
The personal alarms enable the user to activate an emergency text message via a single push of the SOS button. Up to 5 nominated mobile numbers are sent an alert text message notifying the recipient of the emergency and GPS location.
Keep Track works off its own sim card using the full Telstra mobile network which gives the widest coverage in Australia of 99% of all populated areas’ Cards from Aldi which offers 98% coverage have mostly the same coverage footprint as Telstra customers, they can use their devices in most of the same places. This is an Australian company which offers good customer service.
Phone 08 9521 4325
The Life Minder is a wearable device that detects the sudden impact of a fall and can alert up to 3 programmed mobile devices. Please note, it does not detect movements such as shaking or jerking. The 3 programmed mobiles receive an SMS alerting them via Google Maps, the location of the person. It can also be used as a SOS alert option.
The Life Minder is in fact a mobile phone that has all of the complicated features taken out to make it easy to use. Any mobile that knows the Life Minder number, can call it for a hands-free conversation.
It is IP67 water resistant and there can be used under the shower.
To receive 10% off the purchase price of the Life Minder product, please apply the following code at the checkout: ACTION10
To find out more information, please visit http://www.lifeminder.com.au/product/the-life-minder/
Phone 1800 684 422
The Live Life Mobile Alarm is a waterproof pendant you can wear wherever you go.
When you need help all you have to do is press the button and the pendant will text and call up to 5 emergency contacts (can include 000). Any number can be programmed. There are no monthly monitoring fees. No need for the wearer to check prepaid, mobile credit.
Your exact location on Google Maps (GPS Tracking)
Each text message to those people will show their exact location on Google Maps using the built-in GPS. When the call from the pendant is answered they can speak and listen ‘hands free’ through their pendant.
Automatic fall detection
Clever automatic fall detection is also built in, meaning when a serious fall occurs the pendant will send out ‘fall alert’ texts and then begins to call family/friends. At any time a family member, caregiver or health professional can call the pendant and speak to the wearer. By doing this they can reassure them if they are hurt and pass on medical information to first responders who may have arrived at the location.
Watch this short video to show you how it works
**For invoicing and quote requests related to NDIS and home care package funding please follow the link https://livelifealarms.com.au/ndis/
For general public and independent purchases an order can be placed online www.livelifealarms.com.au/product/order-mobile-alarm
Phone 1800 936 774
Medical Wristbands provide peace of mind so that when the unexpected happens, critical medical information will be conveyed to the people that need to know. Protect family, loved ones, and yourself.
- Insure against incorrect diagnosis
- Raise awareness of conditions
- Vital information to help others help you
There are products for conditions such as diabetes and epilepsy, drug allergies to medications such as penicillin and food allergies to products such as peanuts, dairy and eggs. So whether you need an allergy bracelet, a general medical bracelet or other medical alert jewellery, there is all this and more in stock.
Mediband offers an extensive and ever-expanding range of medical wristbands. They are fun to wear, look great, and the trendy designs mean they’re more likely to be worn and fun for kids.
Click here to order your Mediband products.
MAD® (Mucosal Atomisation Device) – BrightSky
These devices are used to easily and quickly administer intranasal midazolam in seizure emergencies.
The MAD(R) is used for delivery of atomised medication (midazolam) into the nose for fast absorption. It delivers the medication in a safe and effective manner with no needles, a consistent, reliable spray and will work in any position.
For more information phone BrightSky on 1300 88 66 01
See our Midazolam Factsheet for more information
VNS Therapy Magnet works to start an extra dose of stimulation or stop stimulation of your VNS device to temporarily control side effects of the therapy. This may stop the seizure, shorten the seizure, decrease the intensity of the seizure or shorten the recovery period following the seizure.
The magnet can also be used to stop the stimulation function for the time it is held over the generator.
For more, go to our shop to purchase here
Tab Timer supplies medication reminder devices; Pill Reminder, Pill Dispenser, Pill Timer, Vibrating Watches and Vibrating Clocks (Bed Shakers) to help keep medications on time at tab time.
TabTimer products can be used as reminders for taking regular medications or vitamins at tab time, as well as a reminder for any regular task. Tab Timer reminders are particularly useful for people on strict medication schedules for use as a pill timer or pill reminder.
People living with any health condition that requires timely administration of pills, tablets, vitamins and medications – find that using a medication reminder, pill reminder, pill timer, pill dispenser, vibrating watch, or vibrating bed shaker clock – helps in their administration and organisation of medication and regular tasks.
For more information
Phone: 1300 TAB TIMER (1300 822 846)
General Products and Apps
Feel safer and confident with your fashionable soft protection helmet. Dejay Medical have a range of baseball caps and beanie’s to help protect your head whilst still looking cool!
There are many different types of beanies or baseball caps.
For more information go to Dejay Medical
Assists children and adults to balance their own body temperature. Using proactive temperature regulating technology this clothing continuously balances temperature changes day and night, reducing overheating and temperature swings.
For more go to: http://nikkigs.com.au/
From a range of neck tie cooling collars to a range of unique Australian designed Cool Hats with magic Cool Pads, Chill Sleeves, Cool Cloths, Chilly Pashmina Cooling Towel Wraps.
Go to Cool Hats
Phone 1300 820 708
Epilepsy Wellbeing Map
This map is a tool to help you to prepare for consultations with your health care team, so that you can help them understand how living with epilepsy impacts you. The map allows you to receive most aspects of living with epilepsy and record how they impact your overall wellbeing.
To access the Epilepsy Wellbeing Map, please visit: http://www.epilepsywellbeing.com.au/
This compact (9cm x 15cm) seizure diary is small enough to carry with you in your pocket or handbag and provides tables where you can record the date, time, length and comments regarding each seizure. This diary is a useful tool to track your seizures and to use in discussions with your doctor.
To order please email Epilepsy Action Australia at [email protected]
Save the app that could save your life
Encourage children to learn about dialing triple zero in an emergency situation. Children can also learn their address and how to make a 000 call on a locked phone. Have a look – click here
My Medic Watch are lifesaving apps that help coordinate immediate assistance when you experience a fall or a seizure by alerting caregivers and loved ones with your status and GPS location. Continue to live your life the way you want, knowing that immediate security and protection is wrapped around your wrist
As soon as a fall or a seizure occurs, My Medic Watch apps detects it using Smartwatch sensors and an accurate algorithm. The app then sends notification and your GPS location to the nominated caregivers based on workflows of escalation. You can have up to five caregivers. Caregivers will automatically notify every other caregiver and the watch wearer that they are on their way to help if you experience a fall or seizure. All caregivers are sent update of the progress, keeping everyone informed and reassured. You can cancel your request for help if you are safe.
Real Time Data
Included in your subscription is access to real time data of all your medical episodes. You can choose to give access to your doctors as well if you want, so that they can review your medical conditions.
SmartWatch Inspyre™ is an app by Smart Monitor which detects repetitive shaking motion and signals the user’s device (iPhone or Android phone) to alert designated caregivers. Users can also summon help with the push of a button.
It is both Android and iOS compatible and has a subscription plan. You can purchase your own smart watch or buy one from Smart Monitor. To place and order for a Silver or Gold Smart, please click here
Please contact Smart Monitor at [email protected] for the appropriate subscription agreement and shipping quote. Toll Free phone 1888 334 5045
Price: Annual subscription fees start at US$119 but can be as high as $599
Make sure you enter the Promo Code EPAAU15 when placing your order.
SeizAlarm is a user-friendly iPhone and Apple Watch app which allow people with epilepsy and other seizure disorders to alert emergency contacts automatically when seizure-like motion is detected or manually if they need immediate help or think they might need help soon.
PLEASE NOTE: There are many seizure alarm apps available and these will constantly change. It is wise to do some research and see what best suits your needs.