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.