Research and Medical

Types of seizures Embrace detects

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. Complex Partial Seizures Embr...

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 the Embrace

In 2007, the research team at MIT Media Lab lead 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 un...

Consulting your doctor about Embrace

We highly encourage that you consult your doctor to determine if Embrace is right for your needs. The below articles will make it easier to cover everything you may want to discuss with your doctor, including Embrace’s detection capabilities, algo...

Embrace and seizure prediction

Embrace cannot predict or prevent seizures. Our technology is designed to detect convulsive seizures lasting longer than 20 seconds that produce quick and sudden jerk-type movements and a spike in autonomic stress.   

False alarms due to stimming

Stimming (used to describe repetitive movements, typically in autism) and seizures can sometimes similar motion and EDA patterns, and therefore may result in false alarms.  The signatures can vary a lot from person to person. In some of the exampl...

Using Embrace with a Vagus Nerve Stimulator (VNS)

From our knowledge there shouldn't be any problems using an Embrace alongside a VNS, as Embrace does not contain any magnetic parts. Actually, the VNS would be great to use alongside Embrace, because it activates the parasympathetic branch of the ...

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 our sensors can help revolutionize health are profound, and our goal ...

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, it's vital to have a reliable sleep monitoring system.  We've based our rest analysis algorithm off of the following studies...

Wearing Embrace during an MRI or X-Ray scan

We strongly advise you not to wear Embrace during either an MRI or x-ray scan. During an x-ray, the doctor will usually ask you to remove all metal objects as it blocks visibility of underlying structures. In the case of an MRI, it’s especially i...

Get to know Embrace's seizure detection system

Embrace’s seizure detection 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 usually consider two threads of informati...

Seizure detection accuracy

  We are constantly validating and improving our algorithm, to test its accuracy we collaborate with top hospitals.   On July 7  2017, at the 1st International Congress on Mobile Health Devices and Seizure Detection in Epilepsy in Copenhagen,  we ...

Understanding electrodermal activity (EDA)

What is EDA? Electrodermal activity is generated by the sweat glands on a microscopic level, and tends to increase with emotional and physical stimuli.   What affects it? Several components can result in an elevated EDA, such as sports, excitement...

Allergic reactions to Embrace

Embrace is made of the highest quality of hypoallergenic materials, therefore it's very unlikely that you'll develop an allergic reaction from it. However, if you are allergic to the following materials, we don't recommend wearing it: Top Cover An...

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