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Safety when living with Epilepsy: Do you own an Apple Watch? You may want to look into obtaining Seizalarm

SeizAlarm is an iPhone and Apple Watch app for people living with seizure disorders such as epilepsy or psychogenic non-epileptic seizures, to request help from emergency contacts when necessary.

This was the brainchild of Greg Pabst, who was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2006. In 2015, not long after the Apple Watch was announced, Pabst came up with this idea.  Pabst, had simple-partial seizures several times a week. He needed to be able to quickly alert his emergency contact just in case one of these simple partial seizures progressed into a more serious tonic-clonic (grand mal) seizure. 

Pabst's research on existing services revealed that most of the ones available (and these were still pretty primitive) used Android apparatuses and required buying additional and pricey hardware. iPhone did not yet have any such app.  He realized that iPhones represented the majority of smart phones worldwide, so this was a market that he decided to target. 

It became his goal to create SeizAlarm, an app that didn't require custom hardware.  

Because Pabst was a web and mobile application strategist and user experience expert, he had the skill-set to submit the initial application design and was able to begin to work on the app.  He partnered with a friend and former colleague, Bryan Heitman and built up a development team to build the app.   Soon after, SeizAlarm emerged and became the 1st seizure related iPhone app with Apple Watch support. 

Seizalarm can detect seizure-like/abnormal movement and/or elevated/low heart rate (if using the Apple Watch) and automatically notify emergency contacts. You can choose to have as many emergency contacts as you please.  Emergency contacts will receive a phone call, text message, and email letting them know the user needs help with the GPS coordinates of where the user is located. 

The subscription to Seizalarm must be purchased within the app.  You will find the option at the top of the "Settings" screen.  There is an option for a monthly or yearly recurring subscription.  The subscription can be managed through the Apple's subscription manager.  For more information, visit:


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