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 Embrace watch, is a medical-quality wearable smartwatch to help detect seizures and monitor activity and sleep. The Embrace watch is linked to the wearer’s mobile device with a Bluetooth® connection. This connection allows Empatica’s systems to analyse the information and detect 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 in an easy to understand way. Not only during exercise, but also at work, during your commute, during the night. 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.
You can purchase your own Embrace Empatica watch today for only US $249. Delivery is generally about one week. To order an Embrace Empatica, please visit their website at https://www.empatica.com/. Please note that this product now attracts a monthly fee.
To receive 8% off the purchase price of the Empatica Embrace, please apply the following code at checkout: EpAcAU20.
SmartWatch Inspyre ™ is an easy to use, non-invasive wristwatch that continuously monitors movements and instantly alerts family members and caregivers upon the onset of repetitive shaking.
The SmartWatch is a wrist watch that is worn like any other watch but its unique features help monitor and detect any abnormal patterns in your movement such as those experienced in an epileptic seizure. In the event that abnormal movement is detected, the watch triggers the accompanying smartphone app to send SOS alerts out to one or several defined SOS contacts.
Within seconds, family members receive the SmartWatch alerts, which include the date, time, GPS location and duration of the event. Alerts can be sent to any phone, anywhere. SmartWatch users can also summon help with the push of a button.
It is both Android and iOS compatible.
To place and order for a Silver or Gold Smart, please visit http://smart-monitor.com/order/.
To ensure you receive the prices above, make sure you enter the Promo Code EPAAU15 when placing your order.
Apple Watch Series 4 inspires you to live a healthier life by helping you manage everything from everyday stress to calories burned. At the same time, it monitors your heart rate and lets you know if it detects something of concern. You can get notifications for low and high heart rates and it has fall detection and emergency SOS.
Falls – With the accelerometer and gyroscope, Apple Watch Series 4 can detect that you’ve fallen. When an incident like this occurs, a hard fall alert is delivered, and you can easily initiate a call to the emergency services or dismiss the alert. If you’re unresponsive after 60 seconds, the emergency call will be placed automatically. Your emergency contacts will then be notified and sent your location.
Emergency SOS – Allows you to quickly get help. It calls 000, notifies your emergency contacts, sends your current location, and displays your Medical ID badge on the screen for emergency personnel.
For more information go to: Apple Watch Series 4
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 potentially severe 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.
The SAMi Alert system is an infra-red camera setup, linked into your WiFi. It can monitor sleep activity for caregivers and individuals who need to be watched carefully for unusual movements at night.
A SAMi system setup in a bedroom will provide you with time-stamped recordings of movements at night – and can sound an alert for you if anything unusual is detected. The next morning you can quickly see the events that were recorded. You can then review them and if necessary share any important ones with your specialist.
SAMi can be configured to silently record these, or you may want to set it to sound an alarm. This is a great option as this system will give you a comprehensive insight into any nocturnal seizure events.
SAMi Alert is sold in Australia by Seizure Alert Australia. Click here to make an enquiry.
For more go to Seizure Alert Australia
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.
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. The Emfit Safe-bed is the first alarm that detects both the person’s tonic-clonic seizures which occur in bed and the person’s bed-exit with the same sensor. New, patented sensor technology detects all of a person’s movements while distinguishing normal movements from seizures with muscle jerks.
Emfit Safe-bed also notices the presence and absence of a person. It alarms when the person has the clonic phase of a tonic-clonic seizure and when the person leaves the bed and does not return within a preset time. It has an audible alarm with adjustable volume and dry-contact relay output for connection to a nurse call system such as the BluePhone system sold by Epi-Assist.
For more information
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® Hero baby monitor is a wearable device which attaches to your baby’s nappy and monitors abdominal movement.
The Hero detects the slightest of movements and will alert you 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 and Hero will revert to monitoring mode. 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.
Go to Snuza.com to find a store near you.
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
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)
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]