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The Nightwatch Bracelet Ensures Caregivers Know of a Fatal Seizure

 - Oct 30, 2018
References: tue.nl & engadget
Developed by researchers at TUe, the Nightwatch bracelet is a smart wearable that is designed to warn caregivers of a patient suffering from nighttime epileptic seizures. Combining a heart rate sensor and a motion sensor, the tech-infused bracelet looks out for both unusually high heart rates as well as the rhythmic jolting characteristics of a seizure.

In its early development and testing, the Nightwatch bracelet was able to catch 85 percent of serious epileptic seizures and 96 percent of the most severe cases. This may not sound incredibly reliable, but it is drastically better than the current conventional bend sensor, which can only detect 21 percent of serious attacks.

In terms of alerts, the Nightwatch bracelet sends two different notifications, both of which can directly notify caregivers.