Behind the 2019 Annual American Neurology Meeting
Last week some members of our team attended the Annual American Academy of Neurology meeting in Philadelphia, PA. It’s one of the largest professional meetings of neurologists, and brings attention to the latest innovative science, research, and clinical updates within the field of neurology.
Our Chief Scientist, Dr. Rosalind Picard, spoke about the value that mobile wearables, such as Embrace2, can provide to neurologists and neurology patients, and how they can advance research in neurology.
For example, wearable devices can accurately track seizures so patients have an improved seizure count. Embrace2 stores all of the possible generalized tonic-clonic seizures that have been detected, and allows users to add any other seizures in a companion app, Mate, which serves as a digital seizure diary. Having an accurate account of patients’ seizures may help physicians make more informed decisions about treatments.
Another benefit of wearables is that they may give people with epilepsy more peace of mind, and less afraid of what will occur when they have a seizure. Seizures can be unpredictable and occur at strange times and places. Knowing that your caregivers will receive an alert when a seizure occurs makes patients feel safer, and improves the chances of receiving the assistance they need.
These are just some of the findings that we were excited to share. Beyond this, we enjoyed hearing from our peers and experts in neurology about their latest research. It was also a great pleasure to hear feedback from physicians on Embrace2, and we were thrilled at the chance to tell some about Embrace for the first time. Conferences such as this one allow us to deepen our understanding on other areas of research, and also enjoy some good discussion with other professionals in the field.
If you’re interested in learning more about how medical wearables, such as Embrace, can make lives better, and even help save them, we encourage you to watch Dr. Picard’s TED Talk.