Epileptic seizures AI detection at night

We have an epileptic dog who is having seizures every 7-10 days, which cannot be controlled by meds.

we have six Wyle cams all over the house and outside to monitor her.

I just ordered two v3 for better sensitivity at night

I am a heavy sleeper and usually do not wake up when she is having a seizure. My wife does. But she is going out of town… so I need to somehow get alerted to a seizure

I thought of putting her collar on her and attaching a bell, but my wife believes that a collar is dangerous during a seizure, so she is not wearing a collar while she is in the house.

I’d love a new specialized detection mode with the ability to detect and be alerted to a seizure which means detecting rapid small movements in the same general area (i.e. not something moving across the field of view) and only when accompanied by the sounds of thrashing about and clanging teeth.

I do not want to detect actual movements across the field of view for example when she gets up to drink or outside to pee or just changes position, which anyway will not be accompanied by noise (other than doggie door flopping but I should be able to exclude the door area from detection), I also do not want to detect just sounds such as barking, either our dogs, neighbors dogs, or coyotes…

My dog has epilepsy as well! It’s a hard thing to watch. But, I can say he wears a harness 24/7 (until bathtime) and they do not impact his ability to breathe if he has a seizure while we are away for short periods.

On a side note, my vet recommended a new dog food that’s been clinically shown to reduce seizure severity and frequency. Purina Neurocare. So far my dog hunter has had good results, small results, but it was noticeable in the severity/length of seizure being reduced. He is also on medication, but medication hasn’t really shown any improvement over his lifetime in frequency.

Seizure alert/detector for dogs


I’m in the same boat. Started having seizures twice a month while still a puppy. One time he kicked the wall so hard, one of the claws stuck out on the other side of the paw. The claw had to be removed.

I was told that the commonly-prescribed medication impairs the kidneys. We opted for CBD (not hemp oil) instead. The seizures became less frequent; it took months between occurrences.

And now even the trashing is gone. All that’s left is shortness of breath and heart palpitations.

But just the same, I keep a few V3’s around the house so can rush back home if I see him having one.


Thanks for the input, my wife is taking care of her. tried several doctors, and several meds. nothing seemed to help. but I do not believe that she tried CBD. I’ll mention it to her. thanks again. -avi

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finally had the time to install the second v3 overlooking the doggie bed area,

my wife got our epileptic dog on the bed and did a good belly rub without moving herself so that only the dog’s legs moved

The camera detected it just fine! (I set the motion detection sensitivity to high)

​Therefore it seems that it might be very easy to add a custom seizure detection mode.

issue an alert only when all the following conditions are met:

1- detect a non-smooth medium to high frequency movements i.e. when the center of one or more detection rectangle moves in small deltas and in a small area, with a user settable ranges for the delta (small/med/large), size of area of movement (small/med/large), and frequency range (low/med/high). i.e. do not detect a smooth motion across the field of view or when the center of the detection rectangle position delta increases in one direction.

2- ​one or more detection rectangle lasts more than x seconds (for example only if the motion is detected for more than 4 or 5 seconds)

3- the sound level exceeds a user settable threshold

​there might be false alerts, such as scratching, but that’s acceptable.​

​​but should eliminate an alert if the dog just shifts positions which is a fairly quick and smooth motion in one general direction and without much sound, or if the dog gets up (or another one of the dogs gets up) and moves across the field of view (which is also fairly quick and smooth and without much sound)

no need for any fancy A​I…​

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Is there a way to monitor your dogs health with the Wyze watch? There is probably some setting to watch for like heart rate or blood pressure.

someone posted about a collar designed for monitoring dog health

however, my wife believes that a collar is very dangerous. she grew up on a farm and saw two horses died by hanging themselves :frowning: