Embrace is designed to detect and alert for tonic-clonic (convulsive) seizures and to monitor physical activity and rest.
In order to use your Embrace you will need:
- A compatible smartphone/tablet with active Bluetooth® Low Energy and Internet connection.
- Alert App
- Mate App
- Active Embrace subscription
First, Embrace collects physiological data using its sensors (an EDA sensor, a gyroscope, an accelerometer and a peripheral temperature sensor). It transmits this data to the Alert App on the paired smartphone through Bluetooth®. The paired smartphone must be the user's phone, and it needs to remain within Bluetooth® range (30 feet/10 meters).
Using internet, the Alert App sends an SMS and call to the activated caregivers so they can help in the case of a seizure. Your data is also sent to Empatica's servers so that you can later check it in the Mate App.
Remember: Both Bluetooth and Internet connection are necessary for the Alert notifications to be sent when Embrace detects a tonic-clonic seizure.
What happens when there is a Bluetooth® disconnection
Whenever Embrace disconnects from Bluetooth®, it won't be able to detect and alert for seizures. However, it will continue to record and store data on its internal memory, which has a capacity of around 16-18 hours. Beyond this time, it won't be able to record sleep and activity data.
As soon as the Bluetooth® connection is restored, data will be automatically transferred to the smartphone, freeing up Embrace’s memory. Data transfer might take up to 1 hour and a half.
What happens if the smartphone isn't connected to Internet?
If the paired smartphone isn't connected to Internet, alerts cannot be sent to your Caregivers.
Then, the data recorded will be stored in the Alert App instead of migrating to Empatica's servers and thereafter, the Mate App.
Remember that airplane mode disables internet connection.