The FDA has approved a smartwatch that can identify seizure activity. The device can also send an alert to a caregiver when a seizure is identified.
In the United States, more than 3 million people have epilepsy, and almost half of those are children. More than 3000 people die a year from seizure activity.
In the study that led to FDA approval, 135 patients with epilepsy were monitored with video EEG as well as the smartwatch. The smartwatch identified seizures with 100% accuracy.
The device works by monitoring electric signals in the skin that start with the nervous system.
The seizure smartwatch is called “Embrace”, and costs $249.