Seizure Alert & Detection Devices
There are over 40 different types of seizures. Seizure alert & detection devices can assist in detecting when a seizure is occurring and will issue an alert to parents, friends, or caregivers. Consult your neurologist and research available devices. The devices listed below only detect tonic-clonic (grand mal) seizures.
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.
JoshProvides offers seizure alert & detection devices for individuals who experience tonic-clonic (grand mal) seizures from vendors listed below. Click on the links below to learn what their devices may be able to do for you or your child.
Embrace2 Watch is the FDA-cleared watch that uses groundbreaking technology to detect possible generalized tonic-clonic seizures, and immediately alert caregivers. To learn more about the Embrace2 watch, visit Empatica’s website or contact Empatica’s support team at email@example.com.
To learn more about EpiUSA EMFIT Movement Monitor, contact Christine Ocean-Rintala at 512-667-7507 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit EpiUSA EMFIT Movement Monitors website and a YouTube instructional video is available here: Epi USA Emfit Movement Monitor Instructional Video .
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, visit SAMi’s website, call (720) 491-1241 or email email@example.com.
Consult your neurologist and research available devices.
If you are applying for a Seizure Alert & Detection Device grant, please contact JoshProvides at 1-800-706-2740 to check on criteria, funding caps and availability.
Completed and signed applications with physician’s documentation and client photo should be emailed to Info@JoshProvides.org or mailed to JoshProvides Epilepsy Assistance Foundation, 5428 Sundew Drive, Sarasota, FL 34238.
If you have any questions or need additional information, contact us at Info@JoshProvides.org.