Nocturnal Tonic Clonic Seizure – Technology that Can Raise the Alarm While You Are in Bed

Epilepsy seizures are usually unpredictable, so when they do occur it is hoped that the individual has a good Up-to-date Epilepsy Management Plan EMP that can be referred to.

There are some great resources available that go into great detail about what a good EMP looks like.

The Epilepsy Foundation has some great examples of EMP on there website.

One seizure known as “Nocturnal Tonic Clonic” seizure often occurs when people are in bed

I met the Australian distributor of the Epilepsy Safe Bed Under Mattress Sensor last week and was intrigued just how sensitive this alarm is considering it sits under the mattress.

It is really good to know that there are different types of technologies emerging to keep us safe even when we are asleep in bed.

For more information on this product take a look at the Epi-Assist website or contact

Epi-Assist Australia Pty Ltd

Unit 3, Lot 6, 585 Maitland Rd
Mayfield West NSW 2304 Australia

Phone 1800 684 422
Fax 02 4949 2282





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Technology Expo”s Coming up & My Search for a car…

Gadgets that provide solutions, is a great passion of mine.

There are a couple of Disability/Aged Care Explode events coming up that I thought I would give a quick plug about.

  1. Melbourne CAREX -2nd & 3rd of April-Caulfield Victoria
  2. Assistive Technology Suppliers Association Inc 14th & 15th of May Melbourne Showgrounds

These events are no longer just for Occupational Therapists and people who are working in the aged care area.

VALID ran an extremely successful “Service provider Expo ” In February this year as part of their Having a Say Conference Annual conference in Geelong.

For those of us who are self purchasing services for our disability requirements these Expos are extremely valuable.

Don’t forget when you are liaising with the suppliers ask if they are registered with the National Disability Insurance Agency as a supplier?

On a different note, I’m on the look out for a car for myself.

My 12-year-old van is not sounding real healthy at the moment and I have been advised to replace it ASAP.

I am looking for a pre-loved vehicle where I can sit in the front row next to the driver.

Naturally I have  been liaising with the major car modification businesses with no success as yet.

With winter coming and no luck so far with any leads, I thought I would use my “Blogger Rights” in anticipation that you may be able to spread the word.McKenna car picTo get the word out there


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When You Got To Go You Got Go

A wee story

As a wheelchair user it is all about being a creative thinker, especially when you are not in your normal surroundings and needing to do number one.

When I think back it’s amazing the different things I have had to try when by self & needing to go to the loo, without a disabled toilet insight.

  • takeaway milkshake containers
  • 1 L milk cartons
  • a specially designed plastic bag that had crystals at the bottom that would solidify when in contact with the urine
  • garden hose with a funnel
  • a bucket
  • juice bottles, (yes like the one in your fridge)

I also think how much money I spent just to have a one-off leak

Talking about being creative ,check this out

The “Uriwell” it’s an  amazing looking device that also happens to be uni-sex, flexible and has a 750 ml capacity.

It’s one of those situations unless you need to use a urinal device, you don’t really appreciate how good this one is.

Obviously it doesn’t look like a traditional urinal device but what I really like about it is how it can change shape which is extreme important for people who have posture issues whilst sitting in their wheelchair.


Contact Freedom Aids for more details

There is also some great YouTube clips on this product.

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