This state of the art epilepsy sensor monitors the user's vital signs including heart rate and breathing patterns to detect a range of epileptic seizures.
The sensor eliminates the need for carers to make physical checks, promoting independence and dignity.
The Emfit epileptic seizure alarm is a sensor that monitors a person with epilepsy while they sleep. Patented sensor technology detects all of a person’s movement in bed and is able to differentiate normal movements from epileptic seizures. The epileptic seizure alarm consists of a sensor, a control unit and a Tunstall radio transmitter. The epilepsy sensor is extremely thin and contains no embeded wires or switches. An alarm can be raised through a Tunstall home unit to our 24 hour response centre, or a local audible alarm can also be emitted if there is a carer nearby.
The alarm functions of the sensor monitor the person’s movements including respiration and heartbeat. It is able to separate normal movements from epileptic seizure symptoms such as tonic-clonic shakings or similar continued movement.
The sensor also detects hyperventilation and partial convulsions as seizures. The alarm triggers if the person has abnormal movements longer than the preset delay. The delay can be set between 10-20 seconds.
The sensor is used to alert the Tunstall response centre or an onsite carer when a person begins to seize during sleep and requires immediate assistance.
Seizing during sleep can be dangerous as it places a person at risk of:
The sensor eliminates the need for carers to make physical checks, promoting independence and dignity for the user.
This solution may benefit people living with epilepsy to support and complement professional care where individuals are concerned about having seizures overnight.
Epilepsy can develop at any age; however it is most commonly diagnosed before the age of 20 and after the age of 60. Our epilepsy sensor does not have weight restrictions, making it a suitable solution for children as well as adults.
Install the bed sensor crosswise to the bed, under a foam mattress or mattress cover (if using a spring mattress). Make sure the sensor is positioned below the chest. it is important to ensure that the sensor will not move after installation.