MedPage Epileptic Seizure Monitor
The MedPage Epileptic Seizure Monitor (Model MP5-UT) is what might be described as a ‘mattress monitor’. It works via a sensor, which is positioned under the mattress and plugged into an alarm.
The MedPage monitor is designed to detect a variety of seizure types in children and adults of all ages, including tremor, tonic phase and seizures that cause limb twitching movements. It comes with a high performance sensor, which allows it to positively identify seizures in a sleeping person, while ignoring usual sleep-related movements. A verified seizure results in an alarm transmission to a pager held by parents/carers.
The sensor has a sensitivity control to allow adjustment for patient body weight and bed/cot mattress type. It also comes with a permissible movement setting, allowing a delay of 2-30 seconds before the alarm goes off. This setting allows a person to turn over, or reposition themselves without an alarm being generated. Settings are digitally stored to prevent tampering or accidental adjustment. The MedPage comes with two pagers and these have a working range of 100 metres.
Please note: the MedPage is a movement detection monitor and therefore does not provide alerts for non-convulsive types of seizures, such as absence seizures.
Find out more about the MedPage MP5-UT monitor here.
Feedback from Dravet families on using the MedPage Epileptic Seizure Monitor:
The Medpage is a movement detection monitor and does not provide alerts for non-convulsive types of seizures. Families who have used the Medpage reported that it was easy to set up and, with a few nights of adjusting it, easy to set to body weight and normal sleep movements of the child or adult with Dravet Syndrome. The families didn’t need to worry about their child causing a false alarm by setting off a sensor simply by moving in their sleep, or the sensor not picking up a convulsive seizure as the Medpage monitors the whole sleeping area. This can be particularly helpful for families with younger children or babies who move around a lot in their sleep, as by turning the whole sleeping area into a sensor, families did not have to worry about their child rolling off the sensor.
Important: the MedPage Epileptic Seizure Monitor and other monitoring equipment provided by DSUK is in an assistive capacity only. The intention of provision is to assist in the management of an individual, and their condition and symptoms, to help minimise risk. Monitoring devices are assistive only and must not be used in substitute for observing clinical signs. DUSK can accept no liability for the accuracy of monitoring equipment nor for any consequences resulting from reliance on the device, or the actions of a patient, carer, medical practitioner or other individual resulting from use of the monitoring device.