JoshProvides Epilepsy Assistance Foundation, Inc. (“JoshProvides“) has worked with various companies regarding seizure detection devices, seizure response dogs and other technologies, methods and devices. Although JoshProvides talks to and works with many different companies, it does not endorse any dog, device, product, method or technology (individually referred to as an “Item”). JoshProvides: (a) does not warrant or endorse any Item; (b) is not the provider, manufacturer, distributor, agent, affiliate, owner, representative or consultant for any provider of an Item; (c) only provides part or all of the financial assistance for the purchase of an Item; and (d) has no responsibility or liability to or for a person regarding such person’s use of any Item listed in this website. The person who purchases an Item and the patient’s physician assume full responsibility for the selection of any individual Item. The following Items do not prevent seizures or any other losses.
We are proud to submit the following vendors and their website addresses for you to click on to learn what their Item may be able to do for you:
Seizure Devices and Technology
Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is a concern for many parents whose child with epilepsy has seizures during the night. While no device has been proven to prevent seizure-related deaths, technology is available that can significantly lower the risk.
JoshProvides encourages you to reach out to the manufacturers directly, talk with your child’s physician, and make a decision as to the type of technology that best fits the needs of your specific situation.
We are proud to submit the following vendors and their website addresses for you to click on to learn what their device may be able to do for you:
Seizure Alert Monitors
To learn more about the Embrace watch, visit Empatica’s website or contact Empatica’s support team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about EMFIT, contact Christine Ocean-Rintala at 877.323.6348 or Christine.Ocean@Emfit.com. EMFIT’s website is www.emfit.com and a YouTube instructional video is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3g1U7T8s7g.
SAMi is a patent-pending sleep activity monitor for caregivers and individuals who need to carefully watch for abnormal movements at night. For more information, go to www.samialert.com, call (720) 491-1241 or email email@example.com.
SmartWatch is an easy-to-use, non-invasive wristwatch that continuously monitors movements and instantly alerts connected family members and caregivers upon the onset of repetitive, irregular shaking motion. Additional information can be found at www.smart-monitor.com, by calling 888-334-5045.
LivaNova (previously Cyberonics) – Vagus Nerve Stimulator
Medications are not the only options for people with epilepsy. Many individuals struggling with seizures have had long-term success with VNS therapy. For more information, go to https://www.livanova.cyberonics.com/, or call 800-332-1375.
NeuroPace – Responsive Neurostimulation System (RNS)
Similar to a pacemaker that monitors the heart and responds to abnormal rhythms, the RNS System monitors and responds to brain activity. Learn more at www.neuropace.com. You can also contact customer service at 866-726-3876 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SLEEP-SAFE® Anti-Suffocation Pillows
The Sleep-Safe pillow is designed to allow for airflow through the pillow and around the nose and mouth. This reduces the risk of suffocation during sleep for someone who has seizures during the night. To learn more, visit www.sleep-safe.co.uk, email email@example.com, or call 07092 255916.