Seizure muscle contraction monitor for sleep time – Emfit MM (outside EU area)

Sleep monitor for detecting muscle contractions

The top selling seizure muscle contraction monitor and currently in use in over 60 countries worldwide. The Emfit MM is clinically proven technology for monitoring an individual who, during sleep, may experience faster, abnormal muscle jerkings that continue 10 seconds or longer. A quick, high-frequency alert allows a caregiver or family member ample time to respond. Easy to install, and no false alarms that can lead to user fatigue. seizure-muscle-contraction-monitor

The Emfit MM consists of two main components: a flexible and durable bed sensor placed under the mattress and a bed-side monitor with sophisticated embedded software. It detects when a person has continuous faster movements over a pre-set amount of time and then triggers a notification. The system also notices light movements, thus making it equally suitable for small children.

The control unit can be clipped to the bed using the included clip, mounted on the wall using the included fastening bracket, or placed at bedside. It is operated with 2 pcs AA size 1.5 V batteries. An optional, medical grade AC adapter is also available.

For short-distance notifications the Emfit MM has an audible alarm with adjustable volume. It can also interface with most nurse call systems, wireless transmitters and personal emergency phones with the included dry-contact output (NO and NC).


Melissa B.

"Six years ago I bought this monitor for my daughter Ayla after she had a seizure for an hour and I was unaware. Christine Ocean-Rintala was awesome. I am grateful every day for this monitor and this company."

Peggy R.

"Oh my goodness we just set up the Emfit Movement Monitor, finally got a waterproof sheet and tested it and Ben had a myoclonic seizure and it went off. What a relief to know we have this, now if we can figure out how to keep him from banging his head we will be all set! Thank you so much Bruce Chapnick ( and Christine Ocean-Rintala (! I love it. This is amazing."

Karin M.

"I wanted to let you know I received the Emfit Movement Monitor this afternoon. Words will never be able to describe my appreciation for this generous help for our family. Times have definitely been not only emotionally tough but have also been financially hard on our family. Without your help we would have not been able to obtain the Emfit and have some peace of mind. Thank you David ( for your help and thank you Julie ( for this amazing gift. I wanted to share with you a picture of Giuliana, this way you can see who this will be helping."

Sherry G.

"Well I have written to you before, and this is my 2nd time. My 19 month old granddaughter, Charlotte, had a seizure at 2:45am. Her parents were immediately alerted by the Emfit. Honestly, this is the 2nd time it has probably saved her life. This time she was sick with a fever that happened sometime after she had went to bed. Emfit, Corp. all this meemaw can say is you are worth your weight in GOLD! This has worked 100% of the time for our family and we cannot thank you enough for saving our baby and for giving her parents a device they can trust where they can rest and sleep."

Robert B.

"Unbelievable equipment, we got up every hour or so for 20 years. Now we have help from EMFIT, and it works!"

Lee-Anne M.

"I am so grateful to you all at Emfit. I have three of your alarms and all of my boys can sleep soundly now. My eldest says he knows he can sleep safely and confident in knowing he's safe! This in itself has brought a warm tingle to me knowing that he feels like this…his life they said, has most definitely been saved a few times. Thank you all for such a life-saving alarm."

Robert D.

"Anyone considering EMFIT should definitely get one. We have had ours for a couple of months but never had a need until last night. Our son had his first tonic clonic in months at 2 am. His EMFIT alarmed and we were able to be with him, and put him on his side and help as his face was buried in his pillow. He had another with the paramedics present, but if it had not been for Emfit he may have stayed in status and we would not have known. Emfit saved his life."

Laura R.

"We recently purchased a monitor for our 15-year-old daughter who has tonic clonic generalized seizures. Last night at 8pm the monitor went off while she was sitting on her bed working on homework. I would have never known she was having a seizure if the alarm had not gone off. Then, the alarm went off again at 5 am and we were alerted to another seizure. As a 15-year-old, she does not want to have to keep her door open all the time or have mom or dad sleep in her room. So thankful for our monitor. It gives us peace of mind that we will be alerted if she is having a seizure, while allowing her to have her privacy and not have to feel like we are hovering over her all the time. Thank you Emfit."

Mr. Graham Deighton

"We chose Emfit alarm as it offered more than one method of detection (detects all of a person's movements [including heartbeat and respiration] whilst distinguishing normal movements from epileptic seizures). Also aspects of the detection can be disabled or its sensitivity varied. It was particularly useful that the company were prepared to let us trial the alarm before deciding to buy. In this respect the company was very helpful in listening to our experiences of using the alarm and making suggestions as to how to adjust the various setting to set the alarm to best effect and also reduce false alarms to a minimum level."

Anita Herold & Family
Beaverton, Oregon

"This morning the monitor saved my son's life. We were alerted in the early hours of the morning that he was in the throes of a major status seizure. It was so early we would have never known he was having an issue - he could have easily aspirated as he had vomited during the seizure. We are so thankful that we were able to get one of your monitors and forever grateful. We can sleep easily for the first time in 12 years!"

Lori Coppola Leskin

"My daughter was born with a severe seizure disorder. Thanks to Emfit she is sleeping in her own room in her own bed for the first time in her life. She is 14. The monitor is working perfectly for her! Unbelievable!"

William Grochola

"We purchased the "Motion Detector" for my son in June and set it up as soon as it arrived. I was beginning to wonder if it worked, since it hadn't gone off. James had had several seizures during the day, so I just wasn't sure; until Saturday morning that is. At 0500 the alarm went off. James was having a petit mal seizure that we never would have heard with just the baby monitor. James had a total of 5 seizures before we got them stopped with Diastat. Without the motion detector we would have only known about the last seizure, a grand mal, which would have delayed the administration of the Diastat.

James is 21 and we have been living with his seizures for 12 years.

Thank you for your product!

Jeanne Garske

"The Emfit Monitor has changed our lives, I can't thank you enough! Our son is now able to be back sleeping in his own bedroom (and out of ours) now that we have a monitor to let us know if he has a seizure. I wish I could explain the relief we feel as parents to have something like this."

Leslie Moccia

"Just to let you know, the first night we used the monitor our son got up at 4:30am and the alarm went off. Had we not had the monitor we would not have heard him. Also today (after having a seizure on the way home from school), he was sleeping it off and we turned the monitor on and I am so thankful we did. The alarm alerted us to a second seizure."

Jeremy Hilton
Montogomery, Alabama

"We purchased an Emfit Movement Monitor on our own from one of your overseas suppliers a little over a year ago. Our daughter has seizures that have never stopped on their own and almost always at night (stopped by Diastat). They are, thankfully, fairly rare, occurring perhaps once every couple of months. On at least two occasions, when we didn't catch the seizure with the baby monitor (for various reasons), we credit the Emfit monitor with potentially saving our daughter's life."

Anita Herold & Family
Beaverton, Oregon

"This morning the monitor saved my son's life. We were alerted in the early hours of the morning that he was in the throes of a major status seizure. It was so early we would have never known he was having an issue - he could have easily aspirated as he had vomited during the seizure. We are so thankful that we were able to get one of your monitors and forever grateful. We can sleep easily for the first time in 12 years!"

Doug & Deana Reed
Bethel Park, Pennsylvania

"My 4 year old daughter was diagnosed with Epilepsy 17 months ago. All 30+ seizures have happened while she was sleeping and the first 12 months were a nightmare. I don't recall us sleeping at all during that time and when we did I remember the fear of waking up and not knowing what we would find with our baby. Since April when we purchased the Emfit unit "all" of her seizures have been caught by the monitor and we are alerted in enough time to administer medication to bring her out without needing medical help. The fact that we can sleep soundly every night having faith in this monitor to alert us has helped with our family’s quality of life. Also I have never worked with a company that goes above and beyond like Emfit has to help us after the purchase. With their help we were able to get reimbursement from our insurance for this unit. This Emfit unit is truly a lifesaver for our daughter."

Marie Smith
Laurel, Mississippi

"I cannot tell you what a relief this has been to me as a mother, but also to my son. He is a child and it worries him that we wont be there if he were to have a seizure. However, for all of our sanity we had to have a solution to sleepless nights. I have no qualms about recommending the Emfit Monitor. The device is a God-send and customer service is amazing."

Amy Leiter

"I was searching for something that would provide me the peace of mind to detect if Sammie was having a seizure, or even worse, would stop breathing because she choked. Emfit’s Monitor has been our answer. It is easy to use, senses seizure movement or no movement at all. It provides me with a sense of relief that it runs on batteries just in case of a power failure, and it is portable! Whether at home or on vacation, we have protection for Samantha. The Emfit Monitor has provided me with peace of mind that I am doing everything I can to protect my daughter."

Michelle Bliven

"Before having the Emfit Movement Monitor, I would sleep in my son Aaron’s room, afraid that he might have a seizure and I wouldn’t realize it. The Emfit Movement Monitor has eased the stress that I felt leaving Aaron alone in his room. I have complete trust in the Emfit Movement Monitor and I can finally receive a good night’s sleep. That is priceless!"

Kimberly D.

"I just want to say thank you! On Wednesday the alarm woke us up because Maggie was having a grand mal seizure. I have told soo many parents about this including her neurologist. Thank you for saving lives!"

Clinical Trial Publications

Non-EEG seizure-detection systems and potential SUDEP prevention: State of the art
Anouk Van de Vel, Kris Cuppens, Bert Bonroy, Milica Milosevic, Katrien Jansen, Sabine Van Huffel, Bart Vanrumste, Lieven Lagae, Berten Ceulemans
Seizure 22 (2013) 345–355

Prospective Study of the Emfit Movement Monitor
Kate Van Poppel, Stephen P. Fulton, Amy McGregor, Michelle Ellis, Andrea Patters, and James Wheless
Journal of Child Neurology 28(11) 1434-1436, 2013.

Review Article – Sudden, Unexpected Death in Epilepsy
Orrin Devinsky
N Engl J Med 2011; 365:1801-11

Critical evaluation of four different seizure detection systems tested on one patient with focal and generalized tonic and clonic seizures.
Van de Vel A, Verhaert K, Ceulemans B.
Epilepsy Behav. 2014 Aug;37:91-4. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2014.06.014. Epub 2014 Jul 7.
PMID: 25010322

Assessment of a quasi-piezoelectric mattress monitor as a detection system for generalized convulsions
Aditi P. Narechania, Irena I. Garic, Indranil Sen-Gupta, Mícheál P. Macken, Elizabeth E. Gerard, Stephan U. Schuele
Epilepsy & Behavior 28 (2013) 172–176


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