Prosper Women Entrepreneurs Invests in Smart Monitor

Smart Monitor’s innovative SmartWatch is earning attention and winning support. Prosper Women Entrepreneurs, an organization in St. Louis, has selected Smart Monitor for its capital investment and accelerator program. Smart Monitor is one of six women-led companies that was selected for the program.

The resources and support will help Smart Monitor leverage their increasing media attention. The company has earned significant attention for their flagship product, the SmartWatch. The SmartWatch is a discrete wristwatch that alerts caregivers when repetitive shaking motion occurs, which may indicate the start of a convulsion. The watch has been profiled by multiple publications, including the examiner.com, WT VOX, and eHealth radio. Epilepsy & Behavior, the cutting-edge journal on epilepsy, has also covered the SmartWatch’s promising trial results.

People are engaged and excited about SmartWatch’s many applications. The epilepsy community is excited about the security and freedom it affords. Clinicians are using SmartWatch’s data collection to better assess patients. Innovators are intrigued by the union of medical science and wearable technology.

Smart Monitor’s SmartWatch is a unique solution to a problem 2.7 million people face daily. When repetitive motion is detected, a text message with GPS location and a phone call alerts family members or caregivers. The SmartWatch is affordable, easy to set up, non-invasive, and effective. The watch pulls together math, cloud-based analytics, and GPS technology to track motions that may indicate a seizure and alert caregivers. All of the hard work happens in the watch’s technology, not the hospital.

SmartWatch has been designed to enhance the independence and autonomy of people prone to certain types of convulsive seizures. It gives peace of mind to those with epilepsy and their parents, friends, co-workers, etc. For children, who make up 60 percent of SmartWatch users, the watch is the key to more independence and less anxiety. For their parents, SmartWatch is a priceless key to safety.

“For people with chronic health conditions, and their caregivers, this product provides incredible peace of mind,” says Nathan.

About SmartMonitor

Starting with its flagship product, the SmartWatch, Smart Monitor is dedicated to improving quality of life for people with chronic health conditions. It innovates monitoring and tracking technology for use in complex medical circumstances. The startup is based in San Jose, Ca., and specializes in uniting sensor, mobile, cloud technologies, and big-data analytics.

Media Inquiries:

Anoo Nathan
CEO
SmartMonitor
888.334.5045

For more details about Smart Monitor’s involvement with Prosper Women Entrepreneurs, or the SmartWatch, or to schedule an interview with Anoo Nathan, please contact Anoo Nathan at 888.334.5045 or anoo@smart-monitor.com.

SmartWatch from Smart Monitor Starts New Trial at NYU Langone Medical Center

Smart Monitor is pleased to announce the start of clinical studies of SmartWatch at NYU’s Langone Medical Center. Researchers will study “Detecting Ictal Impairment using a simple task and a wirst worn device” in both inpatient and outpatient settings. This study is supported in part by grant funding from the Danny DID Foundation. This funding will make NYU the third epilepsy center currently participating in trials among children, teenagers, and adults at four sites across the United States.

One in 26 Americans will develop epilepsy during their lifetime, and one-third of people with epilepsy continue to have seizures despite treatment with medication, making alternative resources essential for their care and safety.

Developed by San Jose based Smart Monitor, SmartWatch® is a solution for the ongoing management of epilepsy and seizure related disorders. The solution fuses together wearable devices, mobile technology and cloud based analytics to maximize patient safety, and provide data to physicians (never available before in an outpatient setting) to optimize therapeutic regimens and enhance clinical outcomes. Alerts are sent within seconds after the onset of repetitive shaking motion allowing family and caregivers to institute timely intervention measures maximizing patient safety. Detailed episodic information, medication adherence, passive and active data is collected continuously and seamlessly on a secure HIPAA compliant server. SmartWatch maximizes patient engagement and enables physicians to more efficaciously manage chronic conditions such as epilepsy.

Trials are ongoing at Stanford University-an inpatient study focused on the device’s ability to accurately detect seizures and record them into an online epilepsy diary-and the University of Virginia, where an outpatient study examines whether the SmartWatch can help to reduce anxiety among teens and their parents. Additional trials are expected to begin at Boston Children’s Hospital in early 2015.

“We are proud to continue this partnership with the Danny Did Foundation for a series of important studies that stand to change the lives of millions of people affected by epilepsy,” says Anoo Nathan, CEO of Smart Monitor. “Through this grant, we have the unique opportunity within these four venues to research and collect data on different aspects of epilepsy, demonstrate the value of our SmartWatch and ultimately optimize ongoing clinical and therapeutic care.” “It is a goal of Danny’s cause to grow the awareness and use of devices and technology that can help to enable early intervention when seizure activity occurs,” says Tom Stanton, Executive Director of the Danny Did Foundation. “Gathering data from clinical settings is a key step in giving doctors and parents the comfort level to know that a device is effective. We’re excited to continue this research in a epilepsy center as respected as NYU.”

The SmartWatch won the 2014 Health Innovation Award at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and has been selected as a finalist again for CES 2015 for Chronic Condition Management.

About Smart Monitor
Smart Monitor empowers and engages patients and care providers to better manage complex chronic health conditions. Headquartered in San Jose, California, Smart Monitor fuses together sensor, mobile, and cloud technologies with big data analytics in a seamless environment for optimizing care and outcomes. Smart Monitor’s patent-protected solutions foster autonomy and enhance safety for people with chronic health conditions, while offering significant peace of mind to their families and care providers. For more information, visit www.smart-monitor.com.

About Danny Did Foundation
Founded by Chicagoans Mike and Mariann Stanton in January 2010 after the sudden death of their four-year-old son Danny, the Danny Did Foundation’s primary mission is to prevent deaths caused by seizures. The Foundation is dedicated to advancing public awareness of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP), enhancing the SUDEP communication model between medical professionals and families impacted by seizures, and gaining mainstream acceptance and use of seizure detection and prediction devices that may assist in preventing seizure-related deaths. Epilepsy affects nearly 3 million people in the United States and 65 million people worldwide. One in 26 Americans will develop epilepsy during their lifetime. Seizures can be fatal—more people die as a result of seizures than from fires and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) combined—and thousands of deaths occur annually from SUDEP, status epilepticus (prolonged seizures), and other seizure-related causes such as drowning and other accidents. The name of the Danny Did Foundation originates from the last line of Danny Stanton’s obituary, written by his dad: “Please go and enjoy your life. Danny did.”

Personal Profile: Hugo Weaving

Personal Profile: Did you know that the actor, Hugo Weaving, from such films as Lord of the Rings, The Matrix, V for Vendetta, and Transformers, has epilepsy? He says: “I was diagnosed as epileptic when I was 13 and had seizures once a year until my 40’s. Then they just stopped. I was basically doped for 30 years on epilepsy drugs.” He goes on to say: “I’m always happy in nature. Up on our dairy farm, a big sky above our heads, beautiful stars, a river. We plant trees and grow vegetables and do nothing except physical work. I love to put my arms around a gum tree. If someone walked through our farm in 100 years and saw all the trees we planted, that would be a cool way to be remembered.” — Quotes, from The Guardian Newspaper

Smart Monitor to Showcase at 2014 Epilepsy Pipeline Conference

Smart Monitor (www.smartmonitor.com) will showcase its award-winning SmartWatch® at the 4th Biennial Epilepsy Pipeline Update Conference 2014 being held June 5-7 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco. The 3-day conference showcases “the most promising epilepsy therapies from healthcare companies dedicated to pioneering and advancing drugs, biologics, technologies and devices for epilepsy and seizures.” Smart Monitor CEO Anoo Nathan will be presenting on June 5th, 2014 at 2:50 PM as part of Session IV: Early-Stage Diagnostic Devices and Product Pipeline: New Concepts and Initial Findings. During this session, Anoo will showcase the SmartWatch, which continuously monitors movements and instantly alerts connected family members and caregivers upon the onset of repetitive, shaking motion*, and highlight the watch’s features as well as how it is making a difference in people’s lives. The Epilepsy Pipeline Conference is renowned for its focus on accelerating epilepsy drug and device development and is considered the premiere business and scientific forum in this field. The conference will be streamed live via the Epilepsy Foundation’s YouTube account. Click here to view.

QUICK FACTS:

What: Smart Monitor to present at 4th Biennial Epilepsy Pipeline Update Conference 2014

Who: Anoo Nathan, CEO, Smart Monitor

Where: Hyatt Regency San Francisco and online at www.epilepsy.com/accelerating-new-therapies/2014-epilepsy-pipeline-conference/live-stream

When: June 5th, 2014 2:50 PM

About Smart Monitor: Smart Monitor empowers and engages patients and care providers to better manage complex chronic health conditions. Headquartered in San Jose, CA, Smart Monitor fuses together sensor, mobile and cloud technologies with big data analytics in a seamless environment for optimizing care and outcomes. Smart Monitor’s patent-protected solutions foster autonomy and enhance safety for people with chronic health conditions, while offering significant peace of mind to their families and care providers. For more information, visit www.e2c.281.myftpupload.com.

Media Contact: Donna Loughlin Michaels LMGPR 408.393.5575 Donna@lmgpr.com *Smart Monitor makes no claims regarding its ability or efficacy for detecting seizures. SmartWatch does not prevent, predict or treat seizures or any other kind of medical condition.

Smart Monitor Wins Everyday Health Award for Innovation in Digital Health at 2014 International CES

SmartWatch®, a Wearable Monitoring and Alerting Product for Seizures, Tops in Patient Diagnostics and Management Category

SAN JOSE, Calif., January 14, 2014 — Smart Monitor, Corp., an innovative monitoring solutions provider for the healthcare and wellness markets, announced that its SmartWatch® product was named a winner in the Everyday Health Awards for Innovation in Digital Health at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas. The SmartWatch took top honors in the Patient Diagnostics and Management category, which recognizes the best innovative digital health technologies that are revolutionizing the practice of patient care. Winners were announced January 9 during a special live award ceremony at the Digital Health Summit at CES.


Smart Monitor CEO Anoo Nathan accepts the Everyday Health Award at the International CES.

 
“We are thrilled that our SmartWatch wearable device has been recognized for the autonomy and peace of mind it brings to people prone to seizures, as well as their families,” said Anoo Nathan, CEO of Smart Monitor. “We are especially grateful to the many SmartWatch users, epilepsy community members, and other supporters who voted online for the SmartWatch. Their support is a key reason we were honored with this Everyday Health award.” SmartWatch is a patented and non-invasive wristwatch that continuously monitors the user and instantly alerts family members and caregivers at the onset of abnormal movement patterns. When the SmartWatch detects repetitive shaking motion, it signals the user’s Bluetooth-connected Android phone to send text and phone call alerts to designated contacts. SmartWatch captures and stores a broad range of data on every alerted event, including date, time, location, movement patterns and an audio recording. Data can be accessed by SmartWatch users via a secure web-based interface, and can also be shared and reviewed with physicians to help fine-tune medication regimens and other treatment details. While SmartWatch was initially developed for people prone to seizures, the device’s activity monitoring and reporting capabilities can be highly valuable in several other settings, including hospitals, skilled nursing/assisted living facilities and independent living/home health care environments. “Events such as falls and adverse drug reactions are a daily concern for anyone providing care to elders or people managing chronic conditions such as epilepsy or Parkinson’s,” said Nathan. “SmartWatch combines timely alerts and real-time data analytics that healthcare providers need to reduce these incidents, while also providing peace of mind for family and loved ones.” Nathan also added that the comprehensive analytics SmartWatch provides make it useful for clinical studies, especially those tracking the efficacy of drugs or devices for reducing convulsive motions caused by epilepsy or other disorders. The Everyday Health Awards for Innovation honor individuals, companies or organizations that are utilizing technology to design and engineer innovative products or services that help people or patients achieve better health outcomes, every day. In its inaugural year, the Awards received more than 140 entries across categories. Finalists were selected by a panel of distinguished experts in the digital health and wellness industry based upon innovation, impact, implementation and individuality. Consumers were then able to vote online for their favorite digital health innovation across the five award categories. Online voting accounted for 30 percent of the total score awarded to each product.

Smart Monitor Announces New Subscription Pricing Plan for SmartWatch™

October 17, 2013 — Smart Monitor, Corp., an innovative monitoring solutions provider for the healthcare and wellness markets, announced today that its SmartWatch® product is now available to purchase through a monthly subscription plan. By drastically reducing the initial acquisition cost, Smart Monitor’s new subscription pricing makes SmartWatch more affordable than ever for potential users. “We aim to make it as easy and cost-effective as possible for anyone to own the SmartWatch,” said Anoo Nathan, CEO of Smart Monitor. SmartWatch is a patented, intelligent and non-invasive wristwatch that continuously monitors the user and instantly alerts family members and caregivers upon the onset of abnormal movement patterns. When the SmartWatch detects repetitive shaking motion, it signals the user’s Bluetooth-connected Android phone to send text and phone call alerts to whomever the SmartWatch user designates. Users can also summon help with a simple push of a “Help” button. Within seconds, family members receive the SmartWatch alerts, which include the date, time, location and duration of the event. Alerts can be sent to any phone, anywhere. SmartWatch automatically records movement patterns and other details of alerted events. These reports can be securely accessed for later review with physicians. With SmartWatch’s new subscription plan, users pay a one-time device activation fee, then a low monthly payment for service. SmartWatch subscriptions also include firmware and software upgrades, customer support, choice of watch band colors, and product warranty for as long as the account remains active. A new, intuitive user interface and “My SmartWatch” cloud portal will soon be available for all SmartWatch users as well. “So many people have told us how the SmartWatch has improved their daily lives by giving their families much-needed peace of mind,” said Nathan. “By keeping the initial acquisition cost low, our new subscription plans help make the SmartWatch as affordable as possible, while offering access to many new and exciting features.” About Smart Monitor Smart Monitor provides care management solutions for chronic health conditions. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in San Jose, CA, Smart Monitor fuses together sensor, mobile and cloud technologies with big-data analytics in a seamless environment. Smart Monitor’s patent-protected solutions foster autonomy and enhance safety for people with chronic health conditions, while offering significant peace-of mind to their families and care providers.