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Frequently Asked Questions.

Are there age or weight restrictions with the Movement Monitor?

The Epilepsy Alarm/Movement Monitor can be used by anyone, regardless of age or weight. The only requirements are that the event (ie repetitive muscle jerking) last just past the minimum preset delay of 10 seconds (adjustable to 10, 13, 16, or 20 seconds) and there are no long pauses in between movements (ie muscle jerking).

Place the Emfit sensor above the mattress and beneath a mattress pad or foam topper for children weighing less than 16 Kilos.

What is included in this system?

The Emfit is easy to install with only two components needed: the durable, under-mattress sensor and the control unit that can be mounted on the wall or placed at bed-side.  Medical grade AC Adapter is included. 

Will the Emfit work with the mattress type we have?

The Emfit is designed to work with most types of mattresses, including foam, memory-shape, spring, and extra-thick varieties. The Emfit is NOT suiatable for slat frames (though you can place a piece of plywood 1m x 0.6m down to lay the Emfit on top of that)

Factory settings work for most situations, but there is a sensitivity adjustment inside of the control unit if you need to make changes.

Will the Emfit work well with larger Full, Queen, or King-sized beds?

The manufacturer recommends that the Emfit Epilepsy Alarm be installed on a twin-sized bed. However, any sized bed may be appropriate as long as the individual does not move too far away from the sensor which is ideally placed below the chest area. 

Where does the sensor go?

The sensor is placed BENEATH the mattress, on top of the box spring, or other flat surface. If you have a platform bed with slats, a piece of plywood (1m x 0.6m) can be used, and the sensor can be placed on top of that. This will prevent the sensor from bending in between the open spaces.

For children under 16 kilos we recommend that the sensor be placed on top of the mattress and below a mattress pad or foam topper. This will help prevent wear and tear of the sensor. Please test thoroughly before putting into use, and be sure to conduct weekly tests to make sure everything is functioning normally.

How can I test the Movement Monitor once I have the system set up?

It can be difficult to simulate a seizure event, we suggest placing the palm of your hand on top of the mattress, above where the sensor is placed. Pat your hand faster, repeatedly. You will know you are pressing at the correct speed when you see the green LED light on the control unit begin to flicker faster, indicating movements are detected. Keep pressing at that speed until alarm sounds (just past the preset delay you have selected)

Will I be able to hear the alarm in a different room?

The monitor emits a high-frequency alarm that is designed to carry, especially at night when all daytime noises are eliminated.

A baby monitor placed next to the control unit is also an option to consider.

How do I prevent false alarms?

The Emfit Movement Monitor is well known and has been clinically validated for NOT producing false alarms, and should only be alarming to faster movement activity. Alarms can occur when the optional bed exit alarm feature is in use and sensitivity is not adjusted correctly, or if an individual is particularly restless (excessive scratching, fitful sleep, etc.). If an alarm does occur during normal faster movements, we recommend you set the adjustable preset delay to a higher setting (adjustment levels can be set to 10, 13, 16, & 20 seconds).

 Why is the red LED light flashing on the front of the control unit?

  • Is the sensor cable able plugged into the control unit?

  • Red light blinking every fourth time blue light blinks: The batteries need to be replaced.

  • Red light blinking same speed as the blue light: Sensor is damaged and needs to be replaced.

How is the Emfit different from other alarm systems?

The Emfit Movement Monitor is a “stand-alone” system with an easy set-up. Just plug the sensor into the control unit and turn on. No risk of Wi-Fi cutting out, no battery charging, and no false alarming. Durable and reliable. Always on, always protecting

The Emfit Epilepsy Alarm is a ‘Stand Alone’ device with easy set up. Simply plug the sensor into the control unit and turn it on.

Along with having very sophisticated, customized software that is built into the control unit, and being the only under-mattress monitoring system on the market to receive extremely positive independent clinical validation in multiple countries, the sensor is more sensitive than what is currently available. The sensor is made of Emfit’s special proprietary and patented electro-active polymer which produces small electric signals from any movement, even the very slightest ones. Unobtrusive and nothing touching the body so your loved one sleeps sound and safe.

Will the Movement Monitor interfere with other electronic devices being used?

No, the Emfit Movement Monitor does not transmit any signal and will not interfere with other electronic devices.

What happens if the sensor gets wet?

It is unlikely to happen because the sensor goes beneath the mattress. Sensor is encased in a waterproof cover which can be wiped dry and cleaned with a damp cloth.

If you have any questions, please email us at emfit @mercari.co.nz