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.
What is telecare?
Telecare helps to manage risk and support independence by means of unobtrusive wireless sensors placed around the home which detect possible problems such as smoke, gas, flood or a person falling.