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Overwatch Tech launches Apple Watch app to help those living with epilepsy

Overwatch Technologies has launched an Apple Watch solution offering real-time seizure monitoring, alerts and reports to help improve the quality of life for people living with epilepsy and their loved ones.

The seizure detection and alerting application — which costs US$29.99/month — is built with machine-learning algorithms and works on Apple’s smartwatch. After detecting abnormal movement, indicating a seizure, the Overwatch app sends an alert via text or telephone call along with location information to the user’s designated caregivers and contacts.

“We’re leveraging Apple’s state-of-the-art smartwatch technology and running machine learning software on it to detect when a seizure occurs,” says CEO Terry Fokas. “In addition to its monitoring and alerting functionality, the Overwatch application stores seizure data in an online diary and sends real time reports, which can be shared with caregivers and doctors. The seizure detection application is not a substitute for medical treatment, but a complementary technology that provides users, caregivers and doctors with a comprehensive analysis of the intensity, frequency and duration of seizure events.” This information can help identify potential patterns or triggers that may cause seizures in the future.”

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.