Stylish watch can also detect epileptic seizures before they happen

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This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.

Wearable technology can only succeed on a mass scale if it's designed to look as good as they clothes we wear. While we've seen how smartwatches can have great medical applications — Israel's Oxitone can detect cardiac arrests and alert loved ones, for example — they're typically designed for function over form. However, an Italian company called Empatica has now created Embrace, a fashion-forward, activity-tracking smartwatch that's also specifically tailored to save the lives of those with epilepsy. Currently seeking funding via Indiegogo, the device itself features a polished metal face and Italian leather strap, and comes in a range…

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