August 21, 2012 Smart Monitor Announces SmartWatch™ Premium
Smart Monitor, Corp., announced that the new “Premium” version of the SmartWatch is now available. Read More
June 7, 2012 Safety in epilepsy: Potential seizure detection device
Recently, a growing number of electronic and mechanical devices are being marketed as a safeguard for patients with seizures and Epilepsy. These products reportedly monitor and recognize rhythmic movements or detect changes in heart rate which can occur during a seizure. In theory they could lower the chance of SUDEP by reducing the response time in which medical care is administered. Read More.
April 16, 2012 Epilepsy Talk Radio Hallway Conversations Podcast
In this episode of Epilepsy.com’s Hallway Conversations, Dr. Joseph Sirven, Professor of Neurology at Mayo Clinic Arizona and Editor-in-Chief of Epilepsy.com/Professionals, interviews Anoo Nathan, President of Smart Monitor, about the brand-new SmartWatch. Watch podcast.
April 5,2012 Medical Electronics Design Rebooting the Wristwatch to Better Treat Seizures by Brian Buntz
Approximately 50 million people suffer from epilepsy, according to data from the World Health Organization. Because seizures can occur at any moment, the condition can be a cause of constant concern for those with the condition. Patients in the midst of a seizure may be in need medical attention. Read more.
April 4, 2012 Hands on With Smart Monitor’s SmartWatch, The Seizure Sensing Wristwatch in Engadget by Michael Gorman
Millions of people suffer from epileptic seizures, and the threat of such episodes is a constant concern for those with the condition, their families and caretakers. Smart Monitor knows that the freedom of folks with epilepsy is curtailed by trepidation caused by the unpredictability of seizures, so it’s created the SmartWatch. Read more.
April 4, 2012 Gizmag New Technologies Detect Seizures by Ben Coxworth
Seizures can be very scary experiences for people who suffer from them, especially since they may sometimes result in the need for medical attention. Unfortunately, they often come on so fast that the people getting them aren’t able to get out a call for help beforehand – they simply have to ride out the seizure on their own, and hope for the best. Now, however, two new technologies may be able to help. Read more.
April 3, 2012 Smart Monitor News Release
Smart Monitor Releases New Motion Detecting and Alerting Wristwatch in US: SmartWatch™, a wearable device that detects excessive movements outside the normal spectrum, sends alerts and records events for later review. Read more.
December 7, 2011 Medscape Connect Dr. Andrew Wilner Neurology Blog “SmartWatch” – A New Seizure Detection Device
Wristwatch gadgets are no longer limited to imaginary characters like Dick Tracey or James Bond. A new device dubbed the “SmartWatch” combines the new commercially available technologies of Bluetooth, GPS and 3-D accelerometers in order to detects shaking movements consistent with a convulsion and transmit a location signal to an Android phone. Read more.
November 28, 2011 San Jose Mercury News Computer on Your Wrist by John Boudreau
The watch may be making a comeback — and it will do much more than just tell time. As people have become equipped with smartphones, laptops and other digital devices with clocks, the importance of the wristwatch has diminished. But a bevy of smart-watches –devices that aim to alert users to text messages and phone calls, and even monitor health — are being rolled out in coming months by entrepreneurs who hope to create a 21st century relevance for a centuries-old gadget, the timepiece. Read more.
August 15, 2011 Danny Did Foundation Press Release
Danny Did Foundation Awards First Research Grant: California’s Smart Monitor to use funds for further testing of promising technology. Read More.
February 2, 2011 Beasley Allen Legal News Experimental SmartWatch Offers Peace of Mind to Caregivers of Epileptics by Jennifer Walker-Journey
A fully functional prototype of a wristwatch-style device that can detect myoclonic and grand mal seizures in the person wearing it and notify caregivers via cell phone or e-mail message within seconds is awaiting Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. Read more.
February 1, 2011 Tech News World – Med Tech SmartWatch Could Serve as ‘Seismograph’ for Seizure Detection by Mike Martin
Although it is still in the testing stage, the SmartWatch could eventually play an important role in the care of patients with epilepsy. The device can’t predict or prevent seizures, but it can alert caregivers when one is taking place. It could be particularly useful for monitoring patients during the night, when seizures otherwise might go unnoticed. Read more.
December 10, 2010 Epilepsy Therapy Project Press Release
New Therapy Grants Program Announces Call for New Therapeutic and Medical Device Grant Applications for 2011 Spring Awards. Read more.
Fall 2010 Epilepsy Foundation Epilepsy USA Magazine Issue 4 Siezure-detecting Wristwatch May Promise Autonomy, Respite and Accurate Records
A wristwatch-style device may soon help allay a major fear among people with epilepsy: That a seizure could occur without the knowledge of someone who could help. Read more.