Embrace is optimized to detect movement patterns and autonomic arousal lasting at least 20 seconds. These characteristics are generally associated with convulsive or tonic-clonic seizures.
We can’t guarantee that Embrace will detect every single seizure. It is not meant to substitute your current seizure monitoring practices, but rather to serve as a supplement in expediting first-response time.
We’ve developed an additional feature called “Rest Mode” that is meant to be used during sleep or periods of rest. It’s more sensitive so it can better detect milder convulsive activity. This feature is available with our Standard and Plus subscription plans.
In the US, Rest Mode is set as the default mode as it has been cleared by the FDA, and it's included in every subscription plan. Turning off Rest Mode means that you will be using a version of the device that hasn’t been FDA-cleared.
At the moment Embrace is not designed to alert for other types of seizures, such as:
Complex partial seizures
Someone experiencing this type of seizure may seem confused and may have difficulty responding to questions for a few minutes. Embrace isn’t designed to alert for these types of seizures because they usually do not generate convulsions.
These seizures generally do not show any movements. Instead they cause rapid blinking or staring into space. Embrace cannot alert for them as they do not generate significant motion and autonomic responses.
Currently, Embrace cannot alert for nonconvulsive seizures (i.e., atonic) as the specific movement signature of convulsions takes precedence in our algorithm. EDA also takes part in our algorithm, but since it is more prone to fluctuate, relying too heavily on it would result in more false alarms.