Seizure Monitors & Wearable Technology
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 to learn more.
You can purchase your own Embrace2 watch today for US $249 plus a subscription plan. *Please note that this product 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:
Apple Watch Series 8 offers tools for health and wellness, including an electrical heart sensor and ECG app, and a blood oxygen sensor and app which means it can monitor your heart rate and measure blood oxygen levels. Apple watch (from series 4 upwards) can send a notification if heart rate goes out of range, but not an alarm or alert. It can also detect falls and notify your emergency contacts with your location. The sleep app can also keep track of your sleep patterns.
For more information about this read here Apple Watch ECG Availability In Australia
Advanced health sensors in Apple Watch Series 8 provide insights to help you better understand your health.
Prices: Start at $629
For more information go to Apple website
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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
For more information go to NightWatch
Sold in Australia by Seizure Alert Australia
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 iOS devices: Apple iPod, iPhone or iPad
Price: AUD $650
For more information go to SAMi Alert Australia
Also sold in Australia by Seizure Alert Australia.
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 Cura1 SeizureAlert is easily installed and Economical (no ongoing costs or consumables).
With battery backup and minimal false alarms, it connects easily with alarm devices and can be plugged into a nurse call system’s bedside call point for nurse call connectivity.
Prices start at $764
For more information go to https://safelife.com.au/product-category/seizure-alert-device-australia/
Wearable absence seizure tracker. Signal, video-record and log absence seizures in real-time.
Subscription includes Easy-to-use EEG headset and Epihunter Smartphone App (android only).
Your choice of Epihunter Subscription Package duration with options including or excluding a smart phone. All packages include the EEG headband and accessories.
Prices from $790.00 – $1,450.00
Sold in Australia by Seizure Alert Australia
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.
A Pulse Oximeter can be used for continuous monitoring of heart rate and oxygen saturation measurements for adult, paediatric and neonates. There are many different varieties of pulse oximeters available online. Speak to your GP or neurologist for suggestions.
Falls and Identification Products
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 more information go to https://www.dropsupports.com/
Sold in Australia by Seizure Alert Australia
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.
Go to Keep Track GPS or 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 Life Minder or phone 1800 684 422
The new 2022 4GX model 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.
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.
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/quote-request
Alternatively you can email: [email protected]
For general public and independent purchases an order can be placed online at Live Life Alarms or phone 1800 936 774
The Safe Life 4G SOS Personal Alarm has many features. Press the SOS button and the device will send out an SMS message to up to 10 pre-programmed mobile phone numbers. This will alert your carer network you need help. The SMS message will also inform the carers where you are located using Google Maps. When the caregiver responds by calling into the pendant, this incoming call will answer in speaker phone mode automatically, without the user needing to push any buttons.
Prices start at $447.00
For more information go to https://safelife.com.au/product-category/personal-alarms/
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.
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
The Breathe-zy Anti-Suffocation Pillow is a porous pillow which is designed to be breathable, practical and comfortable. The covers are all machine washable. The pillow may assist in the prevention of SUDEP or suffocation.
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
Provide products for watersports such as lifejackets and head supports.
Registered NDIS provider.
Medical wristbands or bracelets provide peace of mind so that when the unexpected happens, critical medical information will be conveyed to the people that need to know. Mediband offers an extensive range of medical wristbands. Prices start from $5
For more information go to Mediband
MyID medical alerts can be scanned by a QR code reader. This is medical ID where you are in control of your online Emergency & Medical information, including your photo. Your medical conditions, personal details, emergency contacts, allergies, medications, doctors and specialist details – you enter & update any information you want.
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]
Seer Health has launched an app which is a world first, being able to forecast seizure risk for people with epilepsy. The Seer app relies on a history of recorded events to indicate when you might be more or less likely to have a seizure by identifying individual seizure cycles. Research has confirmed that seizures occur in rhythmic cycles — even without a person noticing — and that these cycles are common for people with all types of epilepsy.
This is called seizure forecasting and is similar to how a weather forecast can tell us if we should expect rain or shine. This new technology is a powerful tool for planning activities and managing life with epilepsy.
The app can also be linked to a Fitbit device which provides additional data, such as heart rate and sleep patterns, that help to improve the accuracy of your seizure risk.
It is available now for free for Android and iOS.
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.
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.
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