The Alert App pairs up with Embrace smartband and sends your chosen caregivers an automated SMS and phone call when Embrace detects unusual patterns that may be associated to a convulsive seizure. The Alert App requires a dedicated smartphone with Bluetooth connectivity, and is available with a subscription plan. It is only designed to work with the Embrace smartband by Empatica www.empatica.com/store/ (http://www.empatica.com/store/). ++++ ALERT FEATURES ++++ The Alert App: - Sends automatic calls and SMS to your caregiver when a possible convulsive seizure is detected. - Sends your GPS location to your caregivers (when this option is activated). With the Alert App you can: - Review and track your seizure frequency. - Enable caregivers throughout different periods of the day (e.g. enable teachers only for school hours). - Disable Embrace's lights and vibration when you don't need them. - See Embrace's status, battery, and memory levels. - Receive notifications as soon as updates and new features are available. - Cancel any alerts associated with events that do not require assistance. ++++ EMBRACE IN THE PRESS ++++ “Makes it easier for people with epilepsy to detect seizures and let others know when they need help.” - MIT Technology Review “It can also do something most watches don’t: send out an epilepsy alert.” - Time ++++ REGULATORY ++++ EU: the Embrace smartband is a medical device of class IIa according to the directive 93/42/EEC, for patients with epilepsy or at risk of having epilepsy. USA: Embrace is the first wrist-worn wearable cleared by the FDA in neurology. The Embrace is a prescription only device that is indicated for use as an adjunct to seizure monitoring of adults in home or healthcare facilities during periods of rest. Always refer to the product Manual for detailed instructions, warnings, precautions and possible risks related to the Embrace. ++++ CONNECT WITH US ++++ Web - http://www.empatica.com Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/empatica Twitter - @Empatica Instagram - @empatica_wearables Support - email@example.com or (866) 739-2049 (tel:8667392049) (Monday - Friday from 9:00am to 1:00pm EST).
I have an iPhone. I am constantly losing connection. I uninstall and reinstall it constantly. My settings are correct but it’s not worth paying for this hassle.
This app is a total nightmare. I have tried for 3 days to set up my account and can’t get past the “update”. I’ve emailed support multiple times with the suggestion to turn my phone off and back on.... seriously? I’ve paid for a subscription that I can’t use and worst, my son still isn’t protected at night when having seizures.
We bought this watch for our 10 year old who was recently diagnosed with epilepsy and we’ve had nothing but trouble with it. It is constantly disconnecting from her phone, sends more false alarms than anything(as a mother of a child with epilepsy the last thing you want is getting an alert that your child is seizing only to find out it’s a false alarm.) Goes off for things a simple as a bumpy car ride. Can’t find a phone number to contact the company to get support and now the darn thing won’t even connect to her phone. She had a seizure last night and we weren’t able to utilize the almost $400 watch that was supposed to be our peace of mind.
$250 wasted because the app crashes when logging in. Guess my child will suffer. Thanks a ton you money grabbing company
The works great with all my seizures an attacks but I notice it disconnects from the iPhone app whenever I use the internet on my iPhone or do something with my phone that uses the internet more often so I have to stop whatever I’m doing on my iPhone an go back to the app to get it reconnected again.
I was diagnosed with minor epilepsy, I’ve only had one tonic-clonic seizure, but my doctor recommended I get the Empatica watch to detect seizures since I am alone on a college campus. This thing has sent me at least 10 alerts in the time I’ve had it. All false. It’s super hot outside and I’m sweating? Alert! I’m shaking a bag of chips into a bowl? Alert! I’m petting my cat? Alert! It sounded so complicated but I didn’t realize it was just a vibration monitor. I’m not confident it would actually detect a real seizure if I had one. I’d recommend this to someone who has constant uncontrollable seizures and who is alone most of the time, but otherwise if you have a less minor form of epilepsy, it may just become an annoyance
I didn’t even get passed the make my account part before I deleted it!!! If I could give less the one star I would
You have to open the app every time you charge the device to turn off lights and vibration. This is so inconvenient and the reason I stopped using the device. It would be easy for the developer to make that a permanent setting.
The sleep log is great, and the device alerts reliably (to many false alerts from daily activities - if your non dominant wrist is wearing the embrace, try sawing through frozen bread with a knife, or using a sanding block) Their support is very responsive. I wish the time to cancel a false alert was 5 seconds longer. My biggest complaint is that the notification part of their apps are very targeted toward their device. There is nothing simple like a help me button, or a way, to my knowledge, to manually trigger an alert via an embrace tap sequence.
When I bought this, I had preordered, it was advertised as a watch that would track sleep, activity, seizures, and electric activity on the skin that could help with tracking moods. It has never gotten to the tracking skin electric activity part and doesn’t track sleep or activity accurately. If I had just wanted a watch to track seizures and alert someone I could have bought one that cost much less and doesn’t have a monthly fee.