Fall Detection

Automatic fall detection is a feature of some medical alert systems that work without requiring a button be pushed in an emergency. The purpose of fall detection is to summon emergency assistance when the user is unable to press the button or has become unconscious. Fall detection systems are usually worn around the neck like a necklace, around the chest under clothing or clipped to the belt of the user. It can detect sudden, abnormal changes in acceleration, movement and height of the person wearing it to determine that a fall has taken place.