Research and Medical

Types of seizures Embrace is designed to alert for

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 ...

Monitoring sleep and physical activity

Embrace comes with an app called Mate. Mate tracks your physical activity and provides an in-depth sleep analysis. In addition, it serves as a seizure diary where you can log and visualize seizures. If Embrace can't detect your seizures, Mate may ...

Studies behind Embrace

In 2007, the research team at MIT Media Lab led by Prof. Rosalind Picard – Empatica’s Chief Scientist – developed a wearable that measured autonomic activity. While trying to help people with autism be better understood, Picard’s team found an unu...

Consulting your doctor about Embrace

We highly encourage that you consult your doctor to determine if Embrace is right for your needs. If you reside in the United States, your doctor must prescribe Embrace2, before we can deliver it to you. The below articles will make it easier to c...

Embrace and seizure prediction

Embrace cannot predict or prevent seizures. Our technology is designed to patterns that could be associated with tonic-clonic seizures lasting longer than 20 seconds, to learn more, check out the types of events Embrace can detect.

Using Embrace with a Vagus Nerve Stimulator (VNS)

There shouldn't be any problems using an Embrace alongside a VNS as Embrace does not contain any magnetic parts. The VNS would actually be great to use alongside Embrace, because it activates the parasympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous sys...

Scientific literature behind Embrace

The research behind Embrace is based on scientific work published in two top medical journals, as well as on additional studies that have replicated that work. The ways in which Embraces' sensors can help revolutionize health are profound. Our goa...

Studies behind Embrace’s rest analysis

  Sleep is an integral part of our overall health, and a lack of sleep has been shown to increase seizures. For this reason, a reliable sleep monitoring system can be of great value. We've based our rest analysis algorithm off of the following stu...

Wearing Embrace during an MRI or X-Ray scan

You should not wear Embrace during either an MRI or an x-ray scan. During an x-ray, the doctor will usually ask you to remove all metal objects since they can affect the quality of the scan. In the case of an MRI, it’s especially important to remo...

Embrace's seizure monitoring system

Embrace’s seizure monitoring is based on an algorithm we’ve developed that is designed to recognize unusual movements, electrodermal activity variation, and peripheral temperature. Most devices on the market consider two threads of information: du...

Event detection accuracy

  We are constantly validating and improving our algorithm, to test its accuracy we collaborate with top hospitals. In December 2017, clinical testing was performed to demonstrate the ability of the Embrace as a seizure monitoring aid. During the ...

Understanding the importance of electrodermal activity (EDA)

Electrodermal activity is generated by the sweat glands on a microscopic level, and tends to increase with emotional and physical stimuli. Spikes in EDA have been shown to be correlated with convulsive seizures. Therefore, using EDA in our event d...

Allergic reactions to Embrace

Embrace is made of the highest quality of hypoallergenic materials (ISO 10993 compliant), therefore it's very unlikely that you'll develop an allergic reaction from it. In case you do, contact our support team (support@empatica.com) with a photo o...

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