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Seer Medical breaks into US wearable device market

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Medical device technology company Seer Medical has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for use of its ambulatory epilepsy monitoring system ‘Seer Home’ in the US.

The company’s at-home monitoring system and wearable medical devices have already been used by 11,000 Australians, with a larger US market now opening up – around 3.4 million Americans have epilepsy and approximately 150,000 more people are diagnosed each year.

‘Seer Home’ is an electroencephalograph (EEG) system designed to be used at the patient’s home for week-long studies.

A wearable device – the ‘Seer Sense’ – is worn around the shoulders, with electrodes connected to the skull and chest to record brain (EEG) and heart (ECG) signals.

These recordings are wirelessly transmitted to a nearby monitoring hub, which stores the data from the wearable, ensuring more accurate epilepsy diagnosis.

The equipment is designed and manufactured in Melbourne.

Seer CEO Dr Dean Freestone said: “Seer has demonstrated the effectiveness of ambulant diagnostic monitoring in our home market of Australia.

“Now with this approval, we are delighted to be able to offer a new pathway to diagnosis for Americans with epilepsy – one that does not require a hospital stay and one that will give doctors the data they need to more accurately diagnose and monitor neurological disorders.”

The FDA study for Seer Home was completed at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

Mayo Associate Professor of Neurology Dr Ben Brinkmann, said there was potential for the system to augment the monitoring capabilities of hospitals and healthcare providers.

Dr Brinkmann said: “Seer’s wireless EEG monitoring system and AI-enabled review platform have potential to help people with epilepsy or other episodic events access the care they need more quickly and with less disruption to their personal lives.

“This technology may be especially impactful in underserved areas with limited access to neurological health care resources.”

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