Help when you need it, for those with seizure disorders.
SeizAlarm is a user-friendly iPhone and Apple Watch app which allows those with epilepsy and other seizure disorders to alert emergency contacts when they need help*.
- Seizure detection. Seizure-like 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 (text message, phone call, 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 that 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 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 can 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 reports to provide to your doctor.
- 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 typed message that plays if a help request is sent.
- International phone number support for emergency contact(s).
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Please give us feedback on how the seizure detection is working for you. The more feedback we receive will provide us the information we need to improve detection and reduce false alarms in future versions.
If you have any questions or have feedback, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to make SeizAlarm the best that it can be, so feedback from our users is very important to us.
- 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 arm band.
- Long use of Watch based seizure-like motion and elevated heart rate detection may dramatically decrease watch battery life.
*New accounts receive a 2 week trial of the "Alerts" service which allows the user to manually or automatically (via seizure-like motion detection) request help from emergency contacts. Once the trial ends, the user must subscribe to the "Alerts" service to continue to have the ability to request help. The "Alerts" service is an auto-renewing cost of $14.99/month or $149.99/year.
* 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.
End User License Agreement: http://www.seizalarm.com/seizalarm_EULA.pdf
* Platform performance enhancements
Ratings and Reviews
It’s the best seizure tracking app ever and the only one I use. I love the all of the features but alert feature is awesome and really really helpful when all of the sudden things start happening and you need to notify someone quick! I use it with my Apple Watch and it has been great. I have had to send alerts out a few times and it works amazingly at notifying your loved ones. And if you don’t want to pay for the alert feature, the tracking log is amazing and it’s COMPLETELY FREE!! I even put in my weird new symptom so I can talk to my doc about them Bc I’ll never remember by the appointment. Lol So I put it in my log and then I can tell him what day it was, how long it may have lasted, and remember what happened. The whole set up is just great and it has gotten better with every update. I love you seizure app. Thanks for being my little helper!
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the review. Our goal is to provide a service that gives our users, and their loved ones, peace of mind and give them more freedom. I'm excited to hear that the app/service is working well for you. I invite you and other users to share ideas for future features, let us know via email at email@example.com. We love to hear success stories like yours. Its the reason why we created the app.
I’ve had 14 grand mal seizures in the last 16 years of my 34-year life, which is not too many compared to some of the more unfortunate amongst us. Living with a seizure disorder is not easy—my neurologist looked at me point blank the other day and said, “seizures kill people”— but if you, like me, suffer from a seizure disorder, there are ways to protect yourself.
1) Sleep well. And I mean as much as you can.
2) Exercise. A lot, get your blood moving, more oxygen may cause a fire, but not in your brain.
3) Use the SeizAlarm app. I’ve been a loyal user for several months now. It’s quite discreet, no one needs to know you use it, and fully automated. I use it with the Apple Watch, which is waterproof so it goes in the shower with me. I really like that it’s on a timer, so you have a minute-and-a-half to turn off any outgoing help messages, before the system kicks in and texts/calls/emails (your choice) anyone on your contact list. There’s also the “get help immediately” button, in case you feel an aura. Honestly, I think people without seizure disorders could use that as a panic button or emergency button, but that’s getting off-topic.
Anyway, thanks SeizAlarm, not only for me, but for the sense of security it’s given my family too!
Developer Response ,
Allan, we are happy to hear the app and help request service are working well for you! Thank you for sharing the truth that your doctor disclosed regarding the fact that seizures can kill. Sudep especially is real and sometimes doctors won't tell their patients about it to not scare them I assume. If you have epilepsy, it is important to reduce your risks by taking your medication properly and prevent things that are triggers.
A true lifesaver!
This app is AMAZING! I bought this app for my son who is non-verbal and has epilepsy. His seizures vary between convulsive to tonic so the heart rate feature is exactly what we needed. This app alerts me via phone calls and texts (user defined) to a change in his heart rate, either high or low (user defined limits) and/or convulsive movements recorded on his Apple Watch.
This app is peace of mind for every parent whose child has seizures! The cost is more than reasonable for the services it provides! I purchased the whole year as I am that confident that it fit our needs.
Thank you for an amazing app. Here’s to a full nights sleep.
- SeizAlarm, LLC
- 21.4 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 and watchOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2015 SeizAlarm, LLC
- In-App Purchases
- SeizAlarm Alert Service $6.99
- SeizAlarm Alert Service $69.99
- Help Request Service (Monthly) $14.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.