Technology Solutions for Epilepsy

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TECHNOLOGY TO SUPPORT PEOPLE WITH EPILEPSY

POSSUM - THE COMPANY

Founded in Buckinghamshire in 1961, Possum are today market leaders in the provision, installation and support of many types of electronic assistive technology. These include Environmental Control Systems, Telecare and TECS (Technology Enabled Care and Support Services) Possum are constantly innovating and expanding its range of cutting edge products, winning the Queens Award for Innovation in 2009.With an internal R&D function, manufacturing facilities, a network of highly qualified engineers and a team of expert trainers – we offer unrivalled reassurance and support to customers. Our range of Epilepsy sensors is unique and wide ranging – offering assistance to individuals with different types of seizure. We are here to help and hope we can!

EPILEPSY - OVERVIEW Epilepsy is complex, varied and widely misunderstood and if not monitored and treated, it can have a devastating impact on the lives of people living with the condition and their families.

-Dyscognitive Focal Seizures, which alter awareness and result in purposeless movements.

Doctors generally classify epilepsy seizures as either focal, if they affect only part of the brain or generalised, if the whole brain is affected and consciousness is lost.

- Atonic Seizures cause loss of muscle tone and sudden collapse

There is a wide range of seizure symptoms that can occur in epilepsy. FOCAL SEIZURES: - Simple Focal Seizures, which may alter emotions, or change the way things look, smell, feel, taste or sound and may result in involuntary jerking of a leg or arm.

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GENERALIZED SEIZURES: :

- Absence seizures are characterized by a brief loss of awareness and subtle body movement. - Tonic Seizures cause stiffening of muscles in the back, arms or legs and may cause a fall. - Clonic Seizures are associated with rhythmic, jerking muscle movements. - Tonic-Clonic Seizures – grand mal seizures are characterized by a loss of consciousness, body stiffening and shaking.

EPILEPSY SOLUTIONS Possum offer several epilepsy detection solutions in the UK which can be configured to raise alarms to care phones and paging systems. The range includes not only bed based monitoring solutions, but also the world’s first wrist worn sensor for the detection of Tonic-Clonic seizures – the EpiCare Free epilepsy sensor.

POSSUM EPILEPSY SOLUTIONS CAN BE CONFIGURED TO DETECT THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:

• Tonic-Clonic seizures • Spasms (Twitching) • Vocal triggers • Enuresis events • Abnormal breathing

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EPI-CARE FREE EPILEPSY

You cannot take any chance that you miss a seizure. The sensor is not only an alarm but a lifesaving product. It works for adults as well as children, especially when they want to live independently and have their own privacy. In turpis nunc gravida ac ferme in vestibulum ac massa Roy and Tracey Bailey, Manchester

USER’S PARENTS

A unique epilepsy sensor which detects tonic-clonic seizures. It can be worn comfortably day and night around the wrist as a watch and increases user confidence and quality of life. As it is worn on the person, it is much more accurate and flexible than the current bed based solutions; false alarms are dramatically reduced meaning peace of mind for both the user and carer. Using very precise measurements of movement, the sensor is able to recognise the difference between epileptic and natural movements reducing false alarms. The product is available in several versions – the standard solution (to work with Possum products), a sensor compatible with other manufacturers’ products and the next generation Smart phone version, which provides an absolute mobile solution.

FEATURES: »» »» »» »» »»

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Failsafe reporting of ‘’Sensor Missing’’ if the user goes out of range 23 Hours battery capacity for the wrist worn sensor Repeater units are available to increase the radio coverage Successful two year clinical trials Frequency and severity of alarm events log

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BENEFITS: »» »» »» »» »»

Complete day and night reassurance * Reduced false alarms Flexible design Simple Set-up Plug and play technology * battery to be charged for 1 hour a day

EPICARE FREE EPILEPSY SENSOR SMART PHONE VERSION

The Epi-Care Free Smart Phone Version is a mobile solution of the EpiCare Free wrist worn epilepsy detector. It is capable of detecting Tonic-Clonic seizure and the device is relaying the alarm event information and location over the GSM network providing the user with peace of mind with every foot step. Once the seizure is detected, the Application installed on the user’s Android mobile phone immediately alerts designated recipients via voice or SMS, along with their location data. The alarm can be automatically answered on a speaker allowing two way communications. FEATURES »» Android based Smart Phone app technology »» Secure Bluetooth connection »» GPS data via SMS text message and identification via Google maps »» Reports low battery and system failure events to carers phone »» Auto answers incoming call after an alarm has been triggered »» Password protection can be applied to user settings. »» On screen display and audio signalling of connection status »» Can be Integrated onto ARCs with an SMS text message capability BENEFITS »» Day and Night Solution * »» Flexibility and Easy Set-up - The sensor offers multiple ways of set-up to suit every users’ individual requirements »» Location tracking »» Reduced False Alarms - The Epi-Care Free’s intelligent sensitivity dramatically reduces false alarms providing reassurance that the recipient will only be alerted when they are really needed »» 12 Months Warranty * battery to be charged for 1 hour a day

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EPICARE 3000 EPILEPSY SENSOR THIS BED AND CHAIR BASED SOLUTION WHICH IS SENSITIVE ENOUGH TO DETECT SEIZURES IN YOUNG CHILDREN OR ADULTS. THE SENSOR DETECTS REPETITIVE SPASMODIC MOVEMENTS.

FEATURES »» »» »» »» »» »» »» »»

Bed and Chair based solution Monitoring through a vibration sensor placed on the mattress Two sensors monitoring Sensitivity adjustments On-screen display Built-in self-test facility enabling accurate and quick fault diagnosis Powered by a medically approved power supply Integration to existing third party products such as nurse call or warden call schemes

BENEFITS:

»» Easy to set up and program »» Sensitivity adjustments can be made locally by on-site care staff »» Effective monitoring of small children in a large bed or a bed with a split mattress »» Two individual local areas such as a bed and a chair can be monitored with one control unit »» Log for frequency, duration and severity of alarm events

EMFIT EPILEPSY SENSOR

The bed or chair based epilepsy solution is sensitive enough to detect micro-movements associated with Tonic-Clonic seizure monitoring. Patented sensor technology detects when a person has continued abnormal movements over a pre-set amount of time, and triggers a notification.

FEATURES:

»» Bed and Chair based solution »» Monitoring via vibration mat placed under the mattress BENEFITS: »» Sensor faults indication »» Sensitivity adjustments to accommodate individual »» Sound alarm with adjustable volume for short- requirements distance notifications »» Can be used as a bed occupancy solution »» Six months battery life monitoring the presence »» Power failure back-up »» Sophisticated Signal Acquisition »» Powered by a medically approved power supply »» Provides notification if the monitored person leaves »» Integration to existing third party products such as the bed or does not return to the bed within a nurse call and warden call schemes pre-set amount of time

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ALERT – IT GUARDIAN

ALERT – IT COMPANION

A bed or chair based epilepsy solution. It detects repetitive spasmodic movements and is used for Tonic-Clonic seizure monitoring. The sensor includes a microphone input and once used with external microphone it can monitor repetitive sounds which may be indicative of somebody suffering a seizure or allowing them to call for assistance. Alternatively the client can choose the Enuresis monitoring option.

The Alert-it Guardian epilepsy solution integrates many monitoring functions to support those with Epilepsy, into a single compact device.

The Alert-it Companion epilepsy sensor is well proven and one of the most sensitive on the market. It can assist with even small children exhibiting single limb spasms. FEATURES: »» Spasm monitored via vibration plate »» External microphone input for audio monitoring »» Integration to third party products »» 9V rechargeable battery back-up – up to 15 hours »» Low battery alarm notification »» Colour coded connectors BENEFITS: »» Easy set up and use »» Sensitivity and timing adjustments »» Multifunction device offering Spasm monitoring solutions »» Audio or Enuresis monitoring option »» Reduced false alarms and insensitive to continuous background noise (Radio or TV) »» Bed or Chair occupancy monitoring solution

The bed and chair epilepsy sensor detects: • Tonic-Clonic seizures • Tonic seizures (Spasms) • Sleep Apnea (changes in breathing – monitoring rib cage movement) • Audio indications of seizure activity • Enuresis events • Bed vacation FEATURES: »» Spasm monitored via vibration plate »» Internal microphone for audio monitoring »» Integration to third party products »» 9V rechargeable battery back-up – up to 3 days »» Low battery alarm notification »» Colour coded connectors »» Built-in test functionality for sensors BENEFITS: »» Easy set up and use »» Sensitivity and timing adjustments »» Multifunction device offering Spasm, Audio and Enuresis monitoring solutions »» Enuresis mat function – connection to moisture sheets to monitor incontinence »» Reduced false alarms and insensitive to continuous background noise (Radio or TV) »» Bed or Chair occupancy monitoring solution »» Noise, abnormal breathing and shallow movements monitoring

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