Fall detection pendants are advanced versions of the classic medical alert button, featuring numerous sensors, gyroscopes and processors that constantly keep check of the wearer’s status. The pendant is capable of detecting when the person suddenly collapses or falls to the ground due to the fact that they sense the drastic change in height and speed. The technology is highly beneficial for seniors or patients prone to falling, since the button is capable of sending an alarm signal to the monitoring center automatically without requiring the push of a button.
And because the monitoring personnel are aware of the fact that the resident uses a fall detection pendant they can deduce that a fall has occurred even if no response is given during the call. At this point they can call someone from the contact list to visit the elderly and provide help, as well as request medical assistance or an ambulance if required.
The Problems With Fall Detection
The fall detection button doesn’t require any additional setup, but the wearer is encouraged to test it after the medical alert system is installed. It is important to note that despite constant innovations, the technology isn’t flawless. There are some conditions that could stop the pendant from tracking a fall, while brisk movement may be also be miscalculated and therefore sounding the alarm by accident.
Medical alert companies often mask the fact that the button isn’t foolproof, or hide behind the 95% accuracy, which isn’t a truly representative number. Our reviews indicate how accurate a medical alert service’s fall detection buttons are based on our research and testing. Many of our reader reviews also contain experiences from fall detection pendant users who share their findings with their fall alert button.
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