How Are Convulsion Alarms Used For Epilepsy Patients

Epilepsy is known as a neurological disorder that causes seizures. The severity and the of the seizures can vary. Some people with this condition may stare blankly at a wall for a few seconds, while others may fall unconscious and experience repeated twitching and convulsions. The condition can be managed with treatment and medication.

If you've got an elderly epilepsy patient in your home, here's how an epilepsy alarm can help:

What You Need To Know About Convulsion Alarms

Convulsion alarms use an Airlert bed pressure mat that's used to monitor heavy convulsion and movements. The system is designed to monitor tonic-clonic seizure movements. The best thing about these convulsion sensors is that they work with all kinds of mattresses and beds as long as the mattress isn't very thick. You can check the model and its sensor box for its sensitivity settings.

Since it's waterproof, you won't have to worry about spilt water or food on the sensor if you're laying over the mattress.

a patient holding a Styrofoam cup

How To Use The Convulsion Sensor

You can place the full-size mattress sensor underneath your bed mattress. After that, turn on the sensor and adjust the sensitivity using the dial. These convulsion sensors are only suitable for full-body seizures. So, you can lie on the bed and imitate the movements of the seizure to check if it's working. If it's not, you can turn the sensitivity on high and check again.

You can choose your alert system depending upon your preference through a pager or a phone alert. A pager alert would normally work up to 400 metres, but you can increase it using a relay device. The pages will flash and beep for 90 seconds until you press stop. Also, the sound is loud enough to wake you if you're sleeping at 80Db at 10 meters

Benefits Of Using A Convulsion Sensor

The best thing about these kinds of sensors is the discretion they offer. They're not overly exposed monitoring devices like cameras that'll help you keep an eye on your elderly. This will also give them peace of mind because they know help will come when they need it, even if their carer is sleeping. Also, you won't need technical training to use this or install this device. Its easy-to-use feature makes it a popular product among home carers.

a convulsion sensor with an air mattress

Get Wireless Convulsion Sensor Mats At Frequency Precision

Now that you know how a convulsion sensor mat can help elderly people, you can use it to deliver them a better quality of life.

At Frequency Precision, we have many care alert systems and devices that can help both home carers and facility owners to make their patients' lives easier and better. For order and delivery, you can visit our website. You can also get in touch with us to learn more about our types of hospital bed alarms, front door alarm sensors, and alert trackers for nursing homes.