About

PulseGuard®

From our family, for yours

There are 600,000 people living with epilepsy in the UK – around 1% of the UK population. Those people and their families deal with the prospect of silent seizures every night.

Silent seizures are a common epilepsy symptom, and are 70% more common in children. They are difficult to diagnose in standard clinical settings though: undetectable by most alarms, they can continue uncontrolled for years. Silent seizures leave children at risk of problems including poor attention, anger management and even SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy).

Why we developed PulseGuard

Tom Perry is one of those living with epilepsy. His form of epilepsy is Dravet Syndrome, which carries an increased risk of SUDEP, resulting from nocturnal epilepsy.

In 2010, Tom’s parents – Sue and Adrian Perry – watched overnight footage of their son. He was face down, asleep but experiencing a prolonged, silent seizure that they hadn’t been alerted to. They were too close to losing him.

Adrian’s background in electrical engineering meant he knew he could help his son. Together, the couple determined to create an alarm so thorough and effective, they minimise the risk of losing their son to avoidable SUDEP.

Almost 10 years on, PulseGuard is trusted by families and medical teams around the world. Worn on the ankle or wrist, PulseGuard is an easy, discreet and reliable way to monitor heart rate changes, alerting patients and carers when a seizure is imminent.

The 
PulseGuard team

PulseGuard started off as a family-owned and run business. As the business grew, the team agreed that in order to secure the future of PulseGuard through exciting product development, additional investment would be required. In 2018, a small team of angel investors was brought on board.

In March 2019, the Perry family and professional and medical business partners created a new company – PulseGuard International Ltd – with the vision to extend the PulseGuard product family of wearable health monitoring systems.

Adrian
Perry

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Adrian Perry

Technical Director

Adrian is a co-founder founder of PulseGuard International Ltd. A trained Electrical Engineer with a background in alarm design, Adrian heads up the in-house engineering team and the research and development of all new PulseGuard products.

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Chris
Perry

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Chris Perry

Managing Director

Chris is a co-founder of PulseGuard International Ltd. Since 2014 Chris has worked with his dad, Adrian, to develop thePulseGuard system.

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Kate
Farmer

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Kate Farmer

Senior Clinical Advisor

Part of the Perry family, Kate is an experienced clinician with 15 years experience as a frontline medic for the NHS ambulance service. Kate helps customers who have clinical questions, and leads on clinical research in epilepsy and heart rate for PulseGuard, and shares her learnings with customers and clinicians.

sales@pulseguard.co.uk

+44 (0) 1622 321 111

George
Cox

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George Cox

Software Developer

George was responsible for the leap forward in developing PulseGuard MkII. He keeps systems running smoothly and is constantly looking at how to improve PulseGuard.

support@pulseguard.co.uk

+44 (0) 1622 321 111

Rebecca
Hodson

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Rebecca Hodson

Sales Administrator

Rebecca joined the PulseGuard family in 2019. Responsible for sales and marketing administration, Rebecca also helps our customers with queries about PulseGuard.

sales@pulseguard.co.uk

+44 (0) 1622 321 111

Garry
Regan

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Garry Regan

Software Developer

Garry joined the PulseGuard family in 2019. He develops and maintains in-house systems and assists customers with technical issues.

support@pulseguard.co.uk

+44 (0) 1622 321 111

The Statistics

1%

People in the UK 
with Epilepsy

48%

Epilepsy sufferers in the UK, whose epilepsy is uncontrolled

70%

Children with epilepsy in the UK who have silent seizures

70%

Children with epilepsy in the UK who could use PulseGuard

How the Fear of Losing her Son to SUDEP Lead to the Development of “Tom’s Monitor” – Sue’s Story

For most parents waking up in the morning to the constant barrage of your child’s many request’s for the coming day is a given. But for Sue Perry she was grateful just to wake up every morning and find Tom still alive! On the 7th December 1993 Tom was born a perfectly healthy, beautiful baby […]

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Our awards

We are proud that PulseGuard has been awarded the NT100 2015 by the Nominet Trust, and were finalists in the 2020 SEHTA awards.

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