Business News  •   Published 31/05/2016  •  Updated 28/11/2023  •  By Stewart Smith

Telecare24 Launch State of the Art Epi-Care Service

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To mark European Epilepsy Day, Telecare24 has launched Epi-Care, a new epilepsy alert device.

The wrist-worn epilepsy sensor is able to detect tonic-clonic seizures in about 7 seconds. We make this type of sensor available to the public in the UK for the first time. There are more than 600,000 people in the United Kingdom living with epilepsy. Many people have regained confidence and freedom–thanks to Epi-Care.

Epi-Care Gives Confidence

Previous epilepsy alarms were limited to the user’s bed and often triggered false alarms. The Epi-Care alarm, worn on the wrist, gives users the peace of mind of being kept track of no matter where they are. People living with epilepsy now have the best opportunity to enjoy a greater level of freedom while still ensuring that their loved ones or contact centre will be notified immediately if they experience a seizure.

The Epi-Care sensor ensures those who suffer with epilepsy and their loved ones will have a greater degree of certainty. That way if a seizure occurs, support and assistance can be supplied as quickly as possible.

With this device parents of children that have epilepsy to give their children a greater sense of freedom. It is an ideal solution that balances safety and freedom, while ensuring that children can receive help quickly.

Epi-Care Features

One of the first things you notice about the Epi-Care wrist sensor is its modern and sleek design. The state of the art 3D accelerometer differentiates between everyday movements and those tonic clonic seizures, dramatically reducing the number of false indications compared to traditional Epilepsy alarms.

The Epi-Care alert can raise alerts in three different ways: via a Smartphone, a home pager or a careline alarm; each designed to benefit people in different situations.

For people who are generally more active the Smartphone app provides the greatest degree of freedom. Regardless of where the user is, the sensor triggers an alarm to family, friends or to a 24-hour careline team. The alarm can be sent via text message, email or phone call.

The Epi-Care will send the GPS location of the wearer so immediate assistance can be provided. For those who need assistance at home, we can connect the sensor to an in-home pager that alerts family members within 100 meters. This solution is perfect for parents caring for children with epilepsy who may be afraid to leave the child alone in a room.

Users who are home alone for extended periods of time, can connect the Epi-Care to a
careline alarm that alerts with a 24-hour careline team. When the alarm is triggered the highly trained Careline Team will provide immediate assistance.

Results of Epi-Care Testing

The Epi-Care sensor has undergone rigorous testing in Denmark and Germany over the past two years. We found that nearly 5,000 hours of testing the sensor provides 90% accuracy. Which is far better than in the measurement of tonic-clonic seizures with conventional bed sensors.

Testing also showed a dramatic reduction in the incidence of false alarms. The Epi-Care sensor was strongly endorsed by TV Doctor, Dr Hilary Jones.
Dr. Hilary Jones with a personal alarm in his office

Epi-Care Feedback

The doctor on ITV morning show Daybreak, Dr Jones said; “The Epi-Care sensor is going to give thousands of people the freedom and confidence to live happy and fulfilling lives. This technology will reduce the impact that Epilepsy can have on peoples’ lives and I’m proud to be endorsing it.”

Managing epilepsy can often be a daunting task. There is a delicate balance between a sense of freedom and the need to remain safe and needing to be safe and accessible at all times. The launch of the Epi-Care alarm, brought to the general public by Telecare24. Ensures that people living with epilepsy have more confidence and freedom no matter where they are.

About Telecare24

Telecare24 specialises in providing support and products for people with various conditions. We are constantly testing new technologies in order to offer the most reliable products and services for people with epilepsy and their families.

Telecare24 works closely with recognised and respected medical agents such as Danish Care Technology and Possum Telecare. All the while being strongly recommended by Dr Hilary Jones, one of the most recognisable and respected doctors in the United Kingdom.

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Stewart Smith

Stewart has been involved with the telecare industry for over twenty years, developing lifeline solutions that grant peace of mind to elderly and vulnerable people and their loved ones. During this... Read More

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