This state of the art epilepsy sensor is placed underneath the mattress for monitoring epileptic seizures (tonic-clonic). Upon detection of such a seizure, an alert will be raised to the monitoring centre or carer.
The epilepsy sensor monitors the user’s vital signs such as heart rate and breathing patterns to detect a range of epileptic seizures whilst the user is in bed. The epilepsy sensor can reduce the need for carers to make physical checks, promoting independence and dignity.
How does it work?
This epilepsy sensor enables tonic-clonic seizures to be detected the moment they occur, ensuring carers can respond quickly if they are needed, but otherwise, do not disturb the user’s sleep. The epilepsy sensor is suitable for use with children as well as adults.
Why is it needed?
There are over 600,000 people in the UK with epilepsy. In many cases, a carer for someone with epilepsy will undertake regular checks throughout the night, which is labour intensive for paid carers and means broken sleep for informal carers. The person affected may also find these checks intrusive and undignified.
How does the personal alarm service work?
The epilpesy sensor works in combination with the personal alarm service and helps individuals to live more independently, and have an improved quality of life.
Discrete wireless sensors throughout your home can automatically raise a local, audible alarm, as well as alerting a carer, key holder or the monitoring centre as appropriate.
Press the button
Simply press the button on your pendant or alarm unit when you need assistance.
Speak to our staff
Our staff will respond and speak to you via the alarm unit. If they cannot get in touch they will summon help.
Help is on the way
We will summon help by contacting the nominated key holder (relative, friend or neighbour) or the emergency services.