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 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 6 can monitor your heart rate, measure blood oxygen levels, detect that you’ve fallen and notify your emergency contacts with your location. *However the heart rate functionality in the apple watch is not currently enabled for use as an alert in Australia. The Apple watch (from series 4 upwards) can send a notification if heart rate goes out of range, but not an alarm or alert.
For more information about this read here Apple Watch ECG Availability In Australia | Mac Prices Australia
Series 6 has the most advanced health and wellness features ever in an Apple Watch. See here for those other health applications.
Prices: Start at $599
For more information go to Apple website
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 iOS devices: 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.
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
For more information and to purchase in Australia go to 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.
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