Are any devices approved for seizure tracking and epilepsy management?

Updated: May 30, 2019
  • Author: David Y Ko, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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In 2018, the FDA cleared for marketing the first smart watch for seizure tracking and epilepsy management. The Embrace smart watch identifies convulsive seizures and sends an alert via text and phone message to caregivers. The watch also records sleep, rest, and physical activity data. The device was tested in a study of 135 epileptic patients and found the watch's algorithm detected 100% of patient seizures. [80]


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