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 ...

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 unusu...

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.   When you speak with your doctor about Emb...

Can Embrace predict seizures?

Embrace cannot predict or prevent seizures. Our technology is designed to detect 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 Embrace with the stretchable band alongside a VNS as Embrace does not contain any magnetic parts. If instead, you’d like to use the Vegan Leather Band, we suggest checking this with your doctor because it cont...

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 Embrace's sensors can help revolutionize health are profound. Our goa...

Studies behind Embrace’s rest analysis

  Embrace comes with an app called Mate.  Mate tracks your physical activity and provides an in-depth rest analysis.  We've based our rest analysis algorithm off of the following studies: Landry et al (2015) Measuring sleep quality in older adult...

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. For an MRI, it’s especially important to remove all meta...

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, and to test its accuracy we collaborate with top hospitals. In December 2018, clinical testing was performed to demonstrate the ability of the Embrace as a seizure monitoring aid. During th...

What is electrodermal activity?

Electrodermal activity (EDA) also known as skin conductance or galvanic skin response, is when the skin conducts electricity through the sweat glands, and can tell us a lot about the state of the body and mind. Most commonly, it’s used to detect s...

Allergic reactions to Embrace

We built Embrace with the highest quality materials to ensure that it passes all the FDA-required tests (specified in ISO 10993) for biocompatibility. It is therefore very unlikely that you'll develop an allergic reaction from Embrace. However, so...

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