PulseGuard is the multi-award-winning seizure monitor that has been taking the world by storm since it launched in 2014.
Customers all over the world have been touched by the story behind PulseGuard, as well as its innovative design, as it was developed not by a large corporate company, but by a UK family so desperate to find a system to safeguard their son after all other systems on the market failed to detect most of his seizures. They poured their life savings and time into developing PulseGuard and in turn not only helped themselves but help other families globally from constant worries and sleepless nights.
PulseGuard’s cutting-edge technology made it the first system of it’s kind to hit the epilepsy market. measuring heart rate changes in the body using the small lightweight wireless sensor, rather than more traditional movement/ moisture or sound monitors, PulseGuard can detect even the smallest of seizures that create no outward signs of a seizure and may have before been easily missed.
The PulseGuard software continuously references the user’s heart rate and using the parameters uniquely set for each individual user, alerts the carer as soon as the heart rate goes above or below the parameters via the failsafe Alert-iT pager.
One of PulseGuard’s many benefits is the fact that along with seizure detection from when the heart rate increases. It can detect a drop to the heart rate which is the main concern for carers of those who suffer from nocturnal seizures, when the risk of missing a seizure is greater due to carer’s fatigue and sleeping patterns and patients are put at a greater risk of SUDEP.
PulseGuard alert’s the carer as soon as the heart rate starts to drop, so in the case of choking/suffocation/ apnoea/ respiratory arrest or a cardiac event which can lead to a cardiac arrest. The earliest medical intervention can be given to increase the chances of a full recovery.
Unlike Pock-iT (PulseGuard’s little brother) PulseGuard has a range of more professional features such as data recording. This feature creates a record when the heart rate parameters are breached, which can easily be shared via email directly from the PulseGuard tablet with your consultant or epilepsy nurse to help improve drug management and care plans. The data can also be easily downloaded and turned into a graph so that you can store an accurate seizure record for yourself.
With the ongoing support from the epilepsy society who provide the testbed for all PulseGuard products, they also help suggest improvements for new releases. This has enabled PulseGuard to implement features such as continuous recording. A diagnostic tool to monitor heart rate data before and after seizures to help understand what happens to the heart over a longer period and help improve patient care. As well as lockdown functions which are particularly useful in a care home setting so that no settings can be changed without a password being input.
Now including the Alert-iT Pager, offering upto 450 metre range and failsafe provides not only an alert when PulseGuard is activated but reassurance to the carer that the pager is connected to the PulseGuard and that the PulseGuard is working correctly.
The PulseGuard and Alert-iT partnership allows our product range to constantly evolve, and we strive to set the benchmark for all epilepsy detection and monitoring systems for now and in the future providing a gold standard service in products and support for users, carers and healthcare professionals.
More information on PulseGuard can be found here