SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, in honor of National Epilepsy Awareness month, Smart Monitor made several announcements that support the needs of people with epilepsy.
Smart Monitor, announced a new and enhanced water resistant lightweight model of the SmartWatch® with enhanced battery life. The company will be donating one of its newly released SmartWatch units to the Danny Did Foundation, which is dedicated to advancing awareness in epilepsy and sudden unexpected death in epilepsy. "Monitoring devices like SmartWatch can help to enable early intervention for individuals who face epilepsy," said Tom Stanton, Executive Director of the Danny Did Foundation, "Alerting a caregiver so they are present is a critical advantage for anyone who is having a seizure. We are excited about this evolution of the SmartWatch device."
Acuma Health, a division of Smart Monitor, recently announced its collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Medicine EpiWatch study, which utilizes patient generated data from the Apple Watch and Apple ResearchKit. Information gathered as part of the study will enable participants to better track and understand their seizures and possible triggers while providing physicians and researchers access to real-time data critical for the management of chronic conditions such as epilepsy. Acuma's powerful and secure health informatics and data analytics platform acquires, curates, and processes vast amounts of unstructured data to provide real-time, actionable insights to patients and providers.
Smart Monitor has conducted epilepsy research studies with Boston Children's Hospital, New York University Langone medical center, UCSF Medical Center and Stanford School of Medicine.
"The biggest problem in caring for people with epilepsy or doing epilepsy clinical trials is poor information," said Dr. Robert Fisher, MD, Ph.D, Director of the Stanford Epilepsy Center and an Advisor to Smart Monitor. "Biomedical devices that can improve the quality of information have the potential to vastly increase the efficacy of epilepsy management."
Smart Monitor also announced that its iOS compatible SmartWatch will be available by the end of 2015. This will enable Android and Apple users to benefit from the SmartWatch's ability to detect abnormal motion, instantly alert caregivers and loved ones, summon help via a GPS tracker and provide scheduled medication reminders.
"The SmartWatch has had a huge positive impact on our family. It provided peace of mind and comfort knowing we would be alerted in case of an emergency or seizure," said Kim Zamrzla, mother of a SmartWatch user. "It allowed a new level of independence and freedom for our daughter."
"Coupled with the expanded reach with iOS, we are delighted to be part of ground breaking research initiatives such as the Hopkins Epiwatch study that has the potential to revolutionize how chronic conditions are managed" said Anoo Nathan, CEO of Smart Monitor and Acuma Health.
ABOUT SMART MONITOR
Smart Monitor provides chronic disease management solutions by integrating patient generated health data, mobile and cloud technologies with big-data analytics in a seamless digital environment. Our patent-protected solutions foster autonomy and enhance safety for those with chronic health conditions, while offering peace of mind to their families and care providers.
ABOUT ACUMA HEALTH
Acuma Health (a division of Smart Monitor) is a leader in health informatics, transforming the lives of patients and researchers by harnessing patient generated health data to provide actionable insights critical to managing and treating chronic conditions.
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