Epilepsy Sensor

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.

What is the Epilepsy Sensor?

What is the Epilepsy Sensor?

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.

How does it work?

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.

Why is it needed?

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:

  • inhaling vomit or other fluids if not rolled onto their side
  • coming into contact with furniture or objects surrounding the bed
  • falling from their bed.

The sensor eliminates the need for carers to make physical checks, promoting independence and dignity for the user. 

Who is it for?

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.

Features and benefits

  • Epilepsy sensor monitors more than just vibration – reduces false calls
  • Sensitivity adjustment – adjusts to the individual’s requirements
  • Unobtrusive – minimises user disruption
  • Plug and play registration – program with ease
  • Automatic radio trigger low battery warning – ensure optimum operation

Recommended Positioning

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.


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