OverviewSeizures affect more than 50 million people worldwide including 3 million people in the US. The SmartWatchSmartWatch enables early intervention by caregivers upon receiving alerts of sustained abnormal movements. At present the monitoring is done 100% by caregivers who need to be in close proximity to the patient 24/7/365.
Following is a summary of the product’s features and capabilities:
- The SmartWatch alerts caregivers to the occurrence of sustained abnormal movements that may be caused by an uncontrolled, convulsive seizure which lasts for more than a few seconds.
- It can be set to alert the caregiver at a specified time interval after detecting abnormal movements.
- The SmartWatch records abnormal movement patterns and duration for later analysis by a medical professional.
- The device is fully portable and can be worn in and out of bed, during sleeping and waking hours as the patients and caregivers go about their regular activities in their homes, schools, offices and elsewhere.
- SmartWatch can send out alerts in the form of SMS messages to multiple devices simultaneously – cell phones, pagers etc.
How it WorksThe SmartWatch is primarily worn on the wrist like a watch, but can be worn on the arm, leg/ankle of patients whose abnormal movements are more pronounced and dominant in the arm or ankle. The device continuously monitors movements, analyzes them for abnormality and issues alerts to external devices such as mobile phones and PDAs.
The SmartWatch connects wirelessly via Bluetooth to a mobile phone or PDA to communicate the alerts and to send out data on the movement patterns. It currently works with Apple’s iPhone and mobile phones running Windows Mobile. The wearer of the SmartWatch needs to carry one of these blue-tooth enabled mobile phones on their person or be within 20 feet range of such a phone. Upon the occurrence of sustained abnormal movements, the SmartWatch communicates alerts to the mobile phone in range which in turn can transmit the alerts to any number of cell phones and pagers.
The product has a built-in internal memory to record and store abnormal movements that it detects. In addition to a mobile phone, the SmartWatch can also connect and communicate alerts wirelessly to a Bluetooth enabled laptop or desktop computer.
PricingFor pricing and further information about the SmartWatch, please contact us.
SmartWatch is currently undergoing clinical trials. The product is not for sale in the US. It has not been reviewed by the FDA yet. If you are interested in product trials, please contact us.
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Thursday, September 9, 2010
maybe I should hold off on that service dog application?
And opt for the SmartWatch instead...
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