Epilepsy leads to short lifespan, social disability, injury, brain damage, and death, especially if medical intervention is not given soon after seizures start. Many seizures occur at night and can go undetected because they are 'tonic' (the body stiffens) and are not picked up by the main monitoring systems currently on the market which are ineffective because they only attempt to detect bed mattress movement or noise associated with seizures.
Using a wrist or ankle worn monitor, connected to a tablet computer, Pulseguard detects in its user any sudden heart rate change associated with an epileptic seizure and alerts parents, carers or medical staff that a seizure is starting. It can also record heart rate data that the user can give to their consultants to help determine the most appropriate treatment. The Pulseguard Link module also integrates our system with existing third-party systems such as pagers, red button alert telecare systems and even via SMS.