“The first medical-quality wearable, to help measure epileptic seizures, activity and sleep.
“It has been created to track your activity, stress and overall body balance, enabling people who live with Epilepsy to get an alert when an unusual event happens such as a convulsive seizure, warning them and their loved ones,” says Empatica, the watch’s creators.
“It’s a medical quality device specifically created to monitor and better understand your bodies’ behavior and has been designed to be a gorgeous watch in the process.”
And the creators explain: “Not only during exercise, but also at work, during your commute, during the night, Embrace is the thinnest smart watch of this kind ever made. It snaps on, then tightens with a magnet for perfect fit.
You can choose to use it simply as a watch to tell time, in which case your battery should last 6 months.
Embrace makes it very easy to monitor physiological stress, sleep and physical activity.
You can check your entire day in a glance in a way that is easy to understand.
If you push yourself too much, the Embrace will gently remind you with a vibration that you need some time to recover. You can customize it to suit your behavior and needs.
When people who have epilepsy wear Embrace, they will get an alert when an unusual event happens, like a convulsive seizure. It will go via their smartphone to parents, roommates or caregivers, so somebody can check on them.”
The Embrace is water-resistant, uses Bluetooth Low Energy, and provides USB connectivity for charging.
Simply snap it on and it tightens with a magnet for a perfect fit.
It’s also aesthetically pleasing with an ultra-thin design, a stretchable band in five different colors, and a polished metal case.
Developed at M.I.T., its’ credentials are impressive.
When a seizure starts, the information is given to the app which will then alert designated caregivers that help is needed.
A rapid temperature change and signature shaking is picked up by the device, along with electrodermal activity which goes up, driven by the brain’s electrical hyperactivity.
Amazingly, Embrace can also measure brain wave suppression, which normally happens during seizures when brain waves tend to flatten to dangerous levels.
In addition, the new smartwatch can also monitor temperature changes and is equipped with gyroscope and accelerometers, which has the ability to track your activities.
When physical stress levels spike to a certain level, the watch begins to vibrate.
If you are unable to turn the vibration off, an alert is sent as many as five predetermined paired smartphones.
It will go to parents, roommates, or caregivers’ smart phone,– vibrating to alert the companion watch of the medical situation or status, so somebody can check on you.
In short, think of style coupled with a measure of safety, and you have the Embrace watch.
To buy the Embrace (for a pricey $249), click on: https://store.empatica.com/products/embrace-watch?variant=12580108355
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