Used to detect Grand Mal seizures in adults whilst sleeping, the MP5 Nocturnal Epileptic Convulsion Seizure Monitor simply sits under the mattress at roughly shoulder height. The monitor is powered by a mains charger and has a 12 hour battery backup in case of mains power failure or interruption. The sensor has a sensitivity control to allow for adjustment for patient body weight and bed mattress type.
There is a control dial that sets the correct movement detection level, confirmed by a lit LED. A permissible movement alarm delay has a control dial allowing adjustment from 2 -20 seconds. This setting allows a person to turn over, cough, or reposition themselves on their bed without an alarm generated.
To aid reliable detection of minor convulsive seizures, a built in microphone, frequency tuned to detect human sounds, continually monitors for sound. A gain (sound level) control allows the optimum sound detection level to be set, with the setting also digitally stored to prevent tamper.
During a convulsive Tonic/Clonic seizure (stiffening then jerking) the sensor identifies the unusual prolonged movements. Seizure movement can be detected as quickly as 5 seconds, depending on settings as described above. The monitor then transmits an alarm signal to the two carer pagers supplied as part of the system.
Suitable for users above 25.4kg (4st).