Embrace2 can be used by both adults and children. It is designed to detect tonic-clonic seizures lasting longer than 20 seconds.
Embrace2 has been designed to help detect signals associated with tonic clonic seizures. This includes movement and variations in the skin.
Embrace2 is not suitable to detect complex partial seizures, absence seizures or other non convulsive seizure.
When Embrace2 detects a tonic-clonic seizure, it communicates with its companion app
Alert on its paired mobile device to alert your caregivers with a phone call and text message.
Embrace2 does not predict seizures. It is designed to expedite assistance when a seizure occurs. To learn more about how Embrace2 works, watch our animated video .
The person using the Embrace2 will need two things:
1) A compatible smart device with a stable internet connection (via Wifi or mobile signal)
2) Alert App with an active subscription plan. This can be set up once we deliver the sensor by registering it on the Empatica website.
Remember, the person wearing Embrace2 needs the connected mobile device within a 10-metre radius at all times, but alerts can be sent to caregivers at any location.
iOS - Currently, the Embrace2 works on iOS 10 or higher. You can also use the iPod Touch (6th Gen) and all iPad models since 2013. Please note the Alert app is not optimised for the Pad screen.
Android – You can use the Embrace2 on devices running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or higher, as long as they support Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE / 4.0 / Bluetooth Smart). We cannot guarantee full compatibility with devices using any custom or unofficial versions of Android.
Please be aware that not all Android devices that list Bluetooth 4.0 in their specifications support BLE. Please contact your device supplier to confirm your device meets this requirement.
The Alert App notifies your active caregivers with a phone call and text message containing your GPS location whenever Embrace2 detects a possible tonic-clonic seizure. Without Alert downloaded on your phone and configured with an active subscription plan, caregivers cannot be alerted.
The person using Embrace should download the Alert app on their paired mobile device. Caregivers won't need to download it to receive alerts.
The Mate App works with Alert to visualize Embrace data, enabling you to view your day at a glance. The Mate App will automatically collect reviewed seizure data from Alert and, together with the physical activity and rest data, provide you with an accurate, easy-to-view diary. You can bring Mate along with you to doctor visits or share your data via email.
Mate is for anyone who owns an Embrace2 and is actively using the Alert App with an active subscription plan.
Whilst you can use the Mate app without a subscription you do need one to get the maximum benefit of the Embrace2.
One of the main features of the Embrace2 is the alerts it sends to loved ones and carers. Without the Alert app and its subscription, this feature is not available. If you do not want to pay any subscription for an epilepsy sensor then you may want to look at our other wrist worn devices.