Listed here are movement activated alarms which detect epileptic seizures during periods of sleep.
The sensors are placed either underneath the mattress or underneath your bed sheet (depending on model).
Epilepsy sensors monitor movement, sound and/or your vital signs, such as your heart rate and breathing pattern whilst you are in bed to detect if you experience an epileptic seizure. They are usually designed to detect clonic tonic seizures, not partial or absence seizures.
Upon detection of a seizure an alarm call is automatically sent to either a relative or carer. This may be via a pager that they can carry with them. They can then ensure the appropriate action is then taken. Thus the sensor can reduce the need for carers to make physical checks, reducing sleep disturbance and promoting your privacy.
It is important to ensure that the sensor does not move once it has been positioned correctly.
Epilepsy sensors are also available as part of a telecare system View epilepsy alarms which are part of a telecare system
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