New Seizure-alerting Application Available for Apple Watch

Epilepsy News From: Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Smart Monitor recently announced the launch of SmartWatch Inspyre™ for the Apple Watch. This new application uses a unique algorithm to recognize a wearer’s repetitive shaking movements that may indicate a convulsive (tonic-clonic) seizure is occurring. The application can send alerts to family members and caregivers so they can come to the aid of the person having a seizure. Smart Monitor’s SmartWatch solution is already available on other wearable device platforms including Android devices.

"The SmartWatch has helped improve safety for many people over the years. By detectiing when seizures with repeated movements occur, a person can get help sooner," said Editor-in-Chief Dr. Joseph I Sirven. "The new advances in SmartWatch Inspyre using Apple Watch will make this technology more accessible to many more people with epilepsy."

SmartWatch Inspyre Features

  • Data collected by the application is stored in a secure HIPAA-compliant cloud for review and analysis.
  • Users can track mobility, heart rate, and symptoms with the application.
  • In addition to the alerting function, users can set reminders and store health data.
  • Features in development include sleep and activity monitoring.

Visit the Smart Monitor website for information related to iPhone battery life, GPS and WiFi usage, and subscription plans.

Support from the Beginning

The Epilepsy Foundation and Epilepsy Therapy Project initiative have stood behind Smart Monitor and its development of SmartWatch since its beginning in 2009. Starting with a New Therapy Grant award in 2010, the Foundation has supported clinical studies that have successfully validated SmartWatch’s ability to detect and alert upon repetitive shaking motion similar to those caused by convulsive seizures. These clinical studies were conducted at leading medical institutions and during in-home testing. Learn about the results from this early support.

Accessing SmartWatch Inspyre

SmartWatch Inspyre is available with a monthly subscription at three price levels depending on the features desired. Learn more at

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Authored by

Judy Gretsch

Reviewed Date

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

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