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Smartwatch to predict seizures.

Cleoriff
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This smartwatch has been designed primarily for people who suffer with epileptic fits.

The Embrace is the first medical-quality smartwatch that helps predict epileptic seizures, and measure stress, activity and sleep. Designed to improve the lives of people with epilepsy, the sleek-looking device can also be worn purely as a stylish watch.

Although the algorithm has currently only been validated for convulsive seizure detection, research is being conducted into the detection of nonconvulsive seizures. 

In the USA at the moment and due for release in May 2015. It will be interesting to see whether we get this in the UK

http://www.gizmag.com/embrace-smartwatch-epilepsy-seizure-detection/35037/

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Thank you for sharing.

Sadly in present times it's all about costs.

Fingers crossed this tech evolves and does come to the UK. 😄
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I don't pretend to understand any of this but any early warning system has got to be a good thing slight_smile
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Good article. Very good find @Cleoriff 

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I thought it was worth a mention. During my career I have seen some very drastic outcomes of epileptic seizures. Anything that can give fair warning and allow preparation for it can actually be a life saver.

(And ....using a smartwatch no less)....:smileywink:

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Very good tech used for a very good cause.
I am assuming that the screen does not flash when alerting the wearer and also would expect a high refresh rate as standard on the display.
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I understand it vibrates @viridis . If a family member is wearing a companion device they will receive a warning also via vibration.....

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Good usage feature
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Hey @Cleoriff! Really interesting slight_smile
Do you know if there is anything similar for people with diabetes?
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Hi @Anonymous 

Nothing in terms of smart watch technology for diabetes....but in January 2014 Google started to look at the use of 'smart' contact lenses to predict glucose levels of diabetics. (Instead of the usual pin stick to the finger to monitor this from blood...painful and time consuming)

In July of this year Google found a partner in the Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis. They are currently looking at production of these smart lenses Excellent news

http://www.cnet.com/uk/news/google-extends-smart-lens-tech-for-those-with-diabetes-vision-problems/

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