Help when you need it, for those with seizure disorders.
SeizAlarm is a user-friendly iPhone and Apple Watch app that allows those with epilepsy and other seizure disorders to alert emergency contacts when they need help*.
- Seizure detection. Seizure-like event detection is done via the motion sensors on the iPhone and/or motion sensors or heart rate sensor on the Apple Watch. Sensitivity controls allow you to set customized settings specific to you. When a potential seizure is detected, emergency contacts will automatically be contacted via multiple channels (phone call, text message, and email).
- Send immediate help requests manually to emergency contacts.
- Also available is a manually activated time delayed help request feature (via the "Time Delayed Help" button) that is helpful for those who have localized seizures (auras) that may turn into generalized tonic-clonic seizures. You are able to custom set the delay time in the settings. When a seizure warning is initiated you will see a countdown which can be extended via the press of a button. If you end up becoming unresponsive due to a seizure then once the timer ends then a help request will be sent.
- When a help request is sent, your contacts will be contacted with GPS coordinates (if available), so they know exactly where you are.
- You are also able to track your seizure events with robust logging features. A log dashboard gives you a high-level view of past events. You can also export log reports.
- SeizAlarm also supports multiple emergency contact support, so more than one person can be contacted when you need help.
- Optional audible siren and/or custom voice message that plays if a help request is sent.
- International phone number support for emergency contact(s).
- Now supporting "Family Setup" watches!
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For questions or feedback, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your input is vital in improving future versions' detection accuracy and reducing false alarms.
*New accounts receive a 2-week commitment free trial of the help request service which allows the user to manually or automatically (via seizure-like repetitive motion and/or heart rate detection) request help from emergency contacts. Once the trial ends, the user must subscribe to the help request service to continue to have the ability to request help. The help request service is an auto-renewing cost of $17.99/month or $179.99/year.
* SeizAlarm is NOT an FDA approved medical device. SeizAlarm does not prevent seizures, should not be used for diagnosis, treatment, mitigation or cure of any disease and is not a substitute for medical care.
* Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
* Recommended placement of the iPhone for seizure detection is on the arm using an armband.
* Longer sessions of Watch based seizure-like motion and heart rate detection may dramatically decrease watch battery life.
* Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period.
* The payment will be charged to the user's iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. The account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal.
* Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase.
* No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during the active subscription period. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication. The robust seizure log features require no subscription.
Terms of Service: https://seizalarm.com/terms/
* Error messages easier to understand
* Seizure detection improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Solid - but glitchy
This app has worked pretty well so far! My only issue is that there’s this glitch that happens. When your watch thinks it feels the seizure motion, it starts the “countdown” until help is called, but occasionally the app glitches and you can’t see the cancel button. Even if you click stop monitoring or close the app it still counts down from 30 seconds and then alerts everyone on your list. Better safe than sorry, but this has happened to me multiple times already and I feel bad that I have to text everybody on my list immediately to let them know it was a false alarm. If you can fix this bug, I’d give the app 5 stars!
Developer Response ,
We are very glad to hear that it has worked well for you. Reach out to our support team at email@example.com and they can help you figure out what is happening with the button not working. If there is an identified issue, we want to make sure to fix it.
Has saved my life
This has saved my life more than once so far. Once with a series of seizures originally starting as focal aware seizures so the app goes off but I can dismiss it but then after around 15-20 I had a tonic clonic and was rushed to hospital. I had a number of tonic clonic seizures in between and was put on diazepam. They found out that after all the seizures that I suffered a minor stroke and that I was positive for Covid. Early detection in general saved me and although it’s tough to recall all other events because of the stroke recovery, it’s helped numerous times.
I have lupus and have also been diagnosed with anti phospholipid syndrome and a number of other rheumatoid diseases. Typically this app gives me a good warning by telling me when I’m having focal aware seizures that would normally go unnoticed and would lead to a tonic clonic if I didn’t take more medication or rest for a moment. People had been saying that I would mix words around and not make any sense and I would have this sensations of needing to stare or nod in some situations.
Developer Response ,
So sorry to hear what all you are going through, but I am very happy to hear that SeizAlarm is helping you. If you ever have issues or have questions, please feel free to reach out to our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kills battery life!!! Terrible for overnight monitoring!!!
I chose this app because it seemed like the best one for tracking seizures overnight. (Many are for monitoring but you have to start the minute when you have an aura, which I don’t have.) Unfortunately the battery would barely make it through an entire night. I would charge to 100% at midnight & wake up at 6am with 8% left & the app off.
When I emailed - multiple times!!! - I was told to turn off all background app refresh settings. I was also told to turn off heart rate monitor - which the app is supposed to monitor. I was also told to turn off wifi - which was how the gps works, which is also part of the app. Doing all that, got me *still* barely 8 hours. And on top of all that, the connection to the phone - part of the app - would also drain the phone battery. I woke up a few times with an almost dead watch & an almost dead phone & the app off.
The whole point - for me - was sleep monitoring & the app couldn’t do it. Honestly I don’t even know if it works. It only ever went off once on its own (not a test) & I was washing my hands. So I don’t know if I ever had a seizure. Did I not or did it not catch it? No idea.
Developer Response ,
I'm sorry you are having issues with battery life and detection. We have many tips on our website to help improve battery life. I'm sure our support team informed you that you don't need to use all the tips to improve battery life. You should follow only the tips that work best for you and your needs. Once optimized, most get around 15 hours of battery life. Reach out to the support team to help identify the specific tips that would work best for you that won't reduce the functionality of your Watch. They'd also be happy to help you out with your detection issues.
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- SeizAlarm, LLC
- 33.9 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
- Apple Watch
- Requires watchOS 8.0 or later.
- Apple Vision
- Requires visionOS 1.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
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- In-App Purchases
- Help Request Service (Monthly) $17.99
- SeizAlarm Alert Service $6.99
- Help Request Service (Yearly) $179.99
- SeizAlarm Alert Service $69.99