Types of seizures Embrace detects

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Embrace is optimized to detect seizures involving convulsive movements and a spike in autonomic stress with a duration of at least 20 seconds. These characteristics are generally associated with 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.

Recently, we 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 seizures. This feature is available with our Standard and Plus subscription plans.

  

At the moment Embrace cannot detect the following types of seizures:

 

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 detect these types of seizures because they usually do not generate convulsions.

 

Absence seizures

These seizures generally do not show any movements.  Instead they cause rapid blinking or staring into space. Embrace cannot detect them as they do not generate significant motion and autonomic responses.  

 

Nonconvulsive seizures

Currently, Embrace cannot detect nonconvulsive seizures 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.

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