NightWatch Epilepsy Seizure Detection
NightWatch is intended for parents and caregivers who are searching for an effective way to be warned on time about epileptic seizures during sleep.
Information about NightWatch provided by the manufacturers:
NightWatch consists of a comfortable wireless armband that closely monitors heart rate and motion while the wearer is lying in bed.
When NightWatch detects a potentially severe seizure, a warning is transmitted to a caregiver via a wireless signal from the arm module to the corresponding base station which can be as far as 15 meters from the patient – for example in the parents‘ bedroom. NightWatch is easy to use and set up.
NightWatch can detect various types of seizures with a high level of precision, including:
- Tonic seizures
- Tonic-clonic seizures
- Hypermotor seizures
- Clustered myoclonic seizures
Feedback from families on using the NightWatch monitor:
Our parent who trialled Nightwatch with her 16-year old daughter, who has Dravet Syndrome, told us: "My daughter tolerated wearing the armband really well - actually she really liked it and asked me to put it on her each night. The alerts were all really good too. I am sure there are more functions online, which we haven't used but the ones we have used have been good. It's also been useful for when she has a nap during the day."
Another parent who trialled Nightwatch with their 20-year old son, who has Dravet Syndrome, said: "A major benefit of the NightWatch is the ability to connect to a web portal which records the seizure patterns each night. I’ve had really good support from the NightWatch team at LivAssured. They always get back to me if I have any questions or need advice. They even suggested a better position to fit the NightWatch sensor on my son. His autism means he can be sensitive to certain situations and relocating the sensor from his arm to his leg solved an issue. It works very well there!"
Find out more about NightWatch here or watch the video below.
Important: the NightWatch 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. DSUK 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.