As anyone with, or a carer to someone with, epilepsy may know, one of the first warning signs of a seizure can be heart rate change. The Pulse Companion is a discreet, comfortable, heart variant monitor which sounds an alarm on the linked pager when there is a heart rate change outside of your chosen parameters. This alert gives the carer the much-needed warning that seizure activity could be present.
As a company its allays good to get feedback on our products, below we would like to share some recent feedback we have received.
I know you are on your holidays and don’t expect a response, but we wanted to share with you what happened last night.
Amy went to bed wearing the pulse monitor on her calf, where it worked well. We had the bed monitor switched on too.
At 11.20pm the pager woke us up, we had both fallen asleep on the sofa. Paul checked his phone and it said her pulse was 183bpm.
We went upstairs expecting a false alarm, but Amy was in fact fitting. This was the first time we had seen a fit this early on, and we were able to give her her rescue drug, Midazolam, while on the phone to the ambulance. She was taken into hospital but she came out of the seizure earlier than previous fits, and we think this might be because we caught it and administered the drug early on. We were discharged after a couple of hours and not taken to resus, so all in all, this fit was less severe than her previous two status epilepticus episodes.
We just wanted to say how pleased we are with the pulse companion, we might not have found Amy at all if she hadn’t been wearing it, she had also vomited so there could have been a risk of choking. She was hardly making any sound, so the baby listener we were using previously would not have been any use.
Thank you for recommending the devices and setting them up with us yesterday. We don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say they have already saved her life.
Helen and Paul Brown
Our pulse companion update is amazing and the help and support I received so quickly went way and beyond what was expected .
This system gives us such peace of mind that our son is safe why we are sleeping and we were so upset when the pulse guard app stopped working it was fair to say it was very stressful knowing we were without it as it had been life changing for us but alert it pulled out all the stops to get it sorted and changed to the pulse companion the very next day . So thank you from us all .
Mrs P GARBUTT
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Whether you’re sleeping in the room next door, or upstairs, whether it is in the middle of the day or in the dark of night, the wearer and the carer are confident. Why? They have the round the clock safety and reassurance from the UK’s only medically certified device of this kind. Sleep soundly with Pulse Companion.
- Peace of mind during the night.
- Reassurance for parents, carers and the wearer
- Sleep soundly knowing that when you’re needed the alarm will alert you
- Reliable, constant monitoring when needed
- Simple to set up and use
- No licence fees or subscriptions – Simply download our free configuration app to your existing device
- Customer support for the Life time of the Product (Mon-Fri 9-5)
- 3 years warranty (excluding the armband)
- 3 months free premium support (for RRP customers)
- Active monitoring for heart rate changes
- Fully personalised to the users’ heart parameters
- Long range – up to 450 metres
- Armband Battery life 12-16 hrs
- ISO Accredited: ISO13485:2016
- Medically approved: The only Class 1 Medical Device of this kind (MHRA)
Most importantly, Pulse Companion is trusted by parents, carers and wearers across the UK.
“It has been absolutely life changing for us”
“What an emotional moment that was for my wife and I to finally have a monitor that worked and detected our girl’s seizure.”
How does the Pulse Companion work?
The Pulse Companion using an Armband senor to monitor Heart rate, alerts a caregiver via the Alert-iT failsafe pager of potential seizures. This threshold is set by the caregiver and can be personalised to the individual using the armband via the Alert-iT app.
If the Pulse Companion’s readings fall above or below the set boundaries, an urgent alarm sounds on the caregiver’s pager, alerting them to a potential seizure. The alarm is loud and continuous, designed to quickly warn caregivers. The only way to stop and reset the alarm is to clear the warning on the Pulse Companion, meaning the alerts can’t be ignored. If you’re looking for extra peace of mind, the Pulse Companion can be used with a vibrating pillow (ideal for caregivers who are hard of hearing).
Daily activities, including both normal movements and more strenuous physical activity, can have an effect on heart rate and so the best time to use the Pulse Companion is during the night.
The Pulse Companion and pager are constantly sending signals through radio technology. They connect and update every eight seconds. If you take the pager out of the 450m range, if the Pulse Companion fails, if the armband fails or is turned off, the pager will alert you. So you will always have peace of mind that should anything within the device malfunction, you’ll know.
Who can use the Pulse Companion?
The device is ideal for parents who need to be alerted if their child is having a seizure during the night but can also be used in larger settings, including residential care environments. Our pagers can be used with up to 63 other devices. This means the Pulse Companion can be used in conjunction with other types of monitoring, for example, movement sensors or enuresis sensors. In situations where a caregiver is caring for more than one person, then multiple Pulse Companion’s can be connected to one pager. Alternatively using the Alert-iT Conect-iT, the Pulse Companion can be connected to telecare or a nurse call system.
Alert-iT have been creating epilepsy support technology for over two decades. We have a deep and thorough understanding of what’s needed by someone caring for a person with epilepsy, particularly parents, so you can feel confident using our products. We have used feedback from both charities and people who already use epilepsy monitors, to ensure the Pulse Companion is as easy to use as possible.The Pulse Companion is manufactured with ISO13485:2016 accreditation and meets the requirements to be classed as a Class 1 medical device by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency.
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