Assistive Technology & Rehabilitation
SmartWatch, Smart Monitor’s flagship product, is a patented, intelligent and non-invasive wristwatch that continuously monitors the user and instantly alerts family members and caregivers upon the onset of abnormal movement patterns similar to those caused by generalized tonic-clonic (GTC) seizures. When the SmartWatch detects repetitive shaking motion, it automatically sends the user’s Bluetooth-connected Android phone text and phone call alerts to designated alert recipients. Within seconds, family members receive the SmartWatch alerts, which include the date, time, GPS location and duration of the event.
SmartWatch is fully portable and can be worn in and out of bed, during sleeping and waking hours, as the wearers go about their regular activities in their homes, schools, offices and elsewhere. SmartWatch provides caregivers peace of mind, as they know they will be alerted upon the occurrence of excessive movements, which may be indicative of a seizure. SmartWatch also gives wearers independence, allowing them to go about their normal daily activities without worrying whether they’ll be able to get help if they have a seizure.
More Than Just Monitoring
SmartWatch has several ancillary features that can help improve the safety and treatment of users. The Medication Reminders feature allows users to set customized medication reminders and other useful notifications. For the many people with epilepsy who may find it challenging to stay on a daily medication routine, Medication Reminders can be valuable and potentially lifesaving.
Another useful feature is the “Get Help” button, which allows users to immediately notify parents or caregivers and, if necessary, quickly direct them to their exact location using SmartWatch’s GPS functionality. With this feature, users can also get help when they have non-GTC seizures that SmartWatch won’t detect.
SmartWatch’s data reporting capabilities can provide significant value to both users and clinicians. The device records the date and time, location, duration and intensity of every alerted event. Users can securely access this data and share it with their physicians, providing valuable insight that can lead to more proactive and better-informed care decisions.