After the research of Picard’s team was published, many families asked for a personal version of the device to send alerts when a seizure might be happening.
The Embrace was designed specifically for people with epilepsy and carefully crafted not to be stigmatizing. With award-winning design, Embrace represents an example of what technology should be: caring, more human, and available to everyone.
To bring the idea to life in the shortest time possible, Empatica launched a crowdfunding campaign for Embrace at the end of 2014. It successfully reached the target of $100,000 in 24 hours. The overwhelming support received through social media, real-life stories, questions, and product feedback, exemplified the amazing passion for Embrace and Empatica’s mission.
We at Empatica are extremely thankful to our supporters that shared this journey with us. Every contribution to the campaign made a difference, we would not be here without our supporters' help.