SMART Belt: A Low-cost Seizure Detection Device (Rice University)

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Seizure Monitoring and Response Transducing (SMART) Belt, a wearable, multi-sensor device designed to provide continuous outpatient monitoring for people who experience epileptic seizures. The device measures patients’ respiration and electrodermal activity, and uses synchronized changes in both to alert caregivers at the onset of a seizure. The SMART Belt, which costs only $100 to produce, will make seizure detection in the outpatient setting cheaper, more accessible, and more reliable, and improve the quality of life for people who have epilepsy. via SMART Belt: A Low-cost Seizure Detection Device (Rice University) | RESNA.


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4 Responses to SMART Belt: A Low-cost Seizure Detection Device (Rice University)

  1. Gary watkins says:

    Would like to know when this will be avaliable

    • NCATP says:

      Mr. Watkins,
      It does appear that this device is still a prototype but I have sent along an inquiry to the Seize and Assist Team at Rice University to confirm this. I will post the results as soon as I receive them.

  2. Lisa says:

    My 17 y/o son. has complex partial seizures during the night. He grabs his left arm and brings it toward his chest. It may shake. He also kicks his feet and yells out at times. They are very quick seizures. from 5sec and on. He does cluster. Would your product help my son at night? Currently we use a baby monitor, but we do not always hear him. Please let us know . Looks like a wonderful idea! Thank you.

    • admin says:

      Good Morning,
      I wanted to make you aware that our agency is not the vendor of this product. Since you are looking at a research project here, I am not sure that this is even on the market. This is a link to the an article about the project at the Rice University Media Page I would try to contact a member of the team to find what the status of the project is at this point. You can send a message to the team through this page

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