Connect with others who understand.

sign up log in
About MyEpilepsyTeam

Connect with others who understand.

sign up log in
About MyEpilepsyTeam
Real members of MyEpilepsyTeam have posted questions and answers that support our community guidelines, and should not be taken as medical advice. Looking for the latest medically reviewed content by doctors and experts? Visit our resource section.

Seizure Wristband Detectors

Seizure Wristband Detectors

A question on behalf of another member. They want to know what is the best wristband seizure detector? They have already bought a device from Touchpoint Solutions but as far as I can tell it just detects stress and I'm not sure if it's ok for seizures. You can contact @A MyEpilepsyTeam Member and @A MyEpilepsyTeam Member to help them out. Thanks all.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Look at the medic alert website, there are a variety of things there to look at and choose what to get. Personally I don’t like wearing any kind of jewelry, it bothers my skin. So there is one thing that can be attached to the top of a person’s sneaker or shoes so that is what I have. Good Luck Everyone!

posted over 1 year ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I had that same question and I looked it up for anyone. There is Embrace2 that detects only grand mals and alerts family members. There is a couple that tracks seizures that happens at night. Then there's another one that detects just movements. So it depends on what kind of seizures they have and whether if they have it during the day or night time.

edited, originally posted over 1 year ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I can only comment from other members i have asked the same question. And i have found out that because everyone is different, there is no way a wristband can detect a seizure from a person. There are just to many variables to fine tune to. I have heard from one person that they were tying their shoe lace one morning and the device went off claiming stress was taking place at that time. I'm not saying the device doesn't work, I'm just saying that i don't see the possibility of a wristband being able to tell the difference between an anxiety attack as oppose to a absence seizure. Most detect your heart rate. So if you are out for an exercise, will it understand you are out for a walk and see your heart rate is up or will say you are having a seizure?

posted over 1 year ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I live in Australia & a I did have a Veteran Affairs watch/alarm kept going off in when emptying the dishwasher. Now I have a LiveLife bracelet on 24/7 & even if I fall over it will go off!

posted over 1 year ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

As i had a stroke 20+ yrs ago, i also have a medical bracelet with my veteran number & then a list that Im an epileptic, CVA, macular degeneration & low vision. I also have badges that i wear daily re low vision & a livelife alarm!!

posted about 1 year ago
Already a Member? Log in