Some of today's medical alert systems now feature technology that can detect when a person falls and will automatically contact a monitoring center for help. This is an important advancement for personal emergency response systems (PERS) which are used primarily by seniors living independently. Without fall detection, PERS require the senior to push a button on a device in order to summon help. They are ineffective if the senior becomes unconscious, unable or unwilling to press the button.
The Risks of Falling
About Fall Detection Systems
Choosing a Fall Detection System
How Fall Detection Systems Work
About Monitoring Centers
The new fall detection systems bring greater peace of mind to seniors and their families because there is no need to push a button to get help at a critical time -- after a fall.