Wearable Epilepsy Management Watch

This innovation stems from the policy to carry out an occupational health risk assessment on all personnel. As a result, an individual who suffers from epilepsy was identified as being at potential risk when carrying out their work.

The company identified a watch made by a Empatica, which is able to recognise changes in a person that could result in the oncoming of an epileptic fit, and uses GPS technology through connection to a smartphone to track and identify the location of the person needing help.

The watch alerts can be paired with up to three other phones – a friend or colleague, a relative or anyone else that could either summon assistance or help. The watch was purchased by Sir Robert McAlpine for the individual as a result.

In a recent incident involving the member of staff on site, the watch mechanism recognised the signs that an epileptic fit was imminent and sent messages out to the three people on the project team who had a phone registered with the watch.

When found the person was indeed suffering a seizure and had not been able to take the rapid response medicine they normally carry to help prevent an immanent fit before collapsing. It was down to the Empatica watch they were found and given medical assistance.

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