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/).
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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
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Support - email@example.com or (866) 739-2049 (tel:8667392049) (Monday - Friday from 9:00am to 1:00pm EST).
New feature: Alert Review
Reviewing alerts enables you to confirm and add relevant details about your seizures for a more accurate seizure record. Once an alert is confirmed as a seizure, it will flow directly to your seizure diary, the Mate app. Having an accurate seizure diary will help facilitate meaningful conversations with your doctor about your seizure patterns and treatment.
Ratings and Reviews
Disconnects quite often
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.
Developer Response ,
Hi, glad to hear your feedback about Embrace! As for the disconnection when using the Internet on your phone, have you had the chance to report the details to our support team (firstname.lastname@example.org)? If you haven't, please do so, and the team will look into it right away. Thank you!
Functions well, but could be more practical
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.
Developer Response ,
Hi Anna, thank you for your feedback! It's great to hear you find the Embrace watch helpful. Your suggestions regarding false alert management and manual triggering of alerts is much appreciated! Should you have more feedback or comments, please feel free to forward it to our support team at email@example.com. Thanks again!
Lost and gone forever.....
While the anticipation and anxiety for the delivery of our daughter’s embrace watch was overwhelming, we were disappointed in its ability to provide a stable warning system. In the beginning, it seemed to work better. As time and further developments progressed, it seemed to take longer to warn us. It would frequently send us notification long after we were already aware of a seizure; if at all. Prior to losing her watch over the water 14 months ago, due to her wristband continuously loosening, we were told that it takes “20 seconds” of aggressive vibrations to activate the watch and warn us. That was unacceptable as we need to be aware immediately; critical time list. We have since found a fairly inexpensive security camera that we have aimed at her bed that notifies us immediately of “any” movements while she is at sleeping; and are recorded, which are also very useful at her doctors appointments. When they started charging for the Apps, their support worsened. These are life threatening and financially devastating illnesses. Who has the time and money to do their work for them? Another product for profit!!!!
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your feedback. Sorry to hear you lost the Embrace watch! We work continuously on Embrace algorithm and apps to offer new features and improvements to Embrace users. All improvements are available through software and firmware updates. For any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
- Empatica S.r.l.
- 113.9 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- © 2019 Empatica Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- Alert Lite $14.99
- Alert Standard $28.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.