Friday, September 17, 2010

Seizure Detecting Wristwatch May Promise Autonomy, Respite and Accuracy

By Mike Martin for Epilepsy USA

A wristwatch-style device may soon help allay a major fear among people with epilepsy: That a seizure could occur without the knowledge of someone who could help. 
“We are working on a device called the SmartWatch that will detect myoclonic and grand mal seizures within 4-5 seconds after onset and alert caregivers within 7-10 seconds after onset,” said Stanford University pediatric neurology professor Donald Olson, M.D.

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