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Fall Detection

Medical Alerts with Fall Detection

Most of us have grandparents, parents or an elderly neighbor and we know that a fall is dangerous for older adults. The CDC reports that falls for those 65 years of age and older are the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries. Statistics from Yale University School of Medicine show that one out of three older adults fall each year and the incidence of falls is increasing. Continue reading

Safety For Farmers & Fieldworkers

We haven’t addressed safety for farmers in the past but realize that with planting season just around the corner, it’s an important topic.

Farming is a potentially hazardous profession. Farmworkers are exposed to a variety of safety hazards ranging from environmental hazards to vehicle rollovers, heat exposure, falls, equipment related injuries, grain bin accidents, chemicals and more.
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How Fall Detection Works

The fall detection pendant is constantly detecting your movements.  The Fall Detection pendant contains tiny sensors that can detect changes in motion, as well as changes in the height of the pendant.   These sensors are sampled up to 100 times per second, and they are monitored in real-time to detect tiny changes in motion that you may make.

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What Is An Automatic Fall Detection Device?

Medical alert industry professionals are being bombarded with news about “fall detection technology” from many sources and as a caregiver, you may be seeing this information as well. What this technology claims to do it be a failsafe for individuals who, even though they may be wearing medical alert pendants, might be unable to push the button. Fall detection technology claims it will call for help if it detects the senior has fallen and can’t push a button because he is incapacitated. This may sound ideal, but the technology has been shown to be less than reliable and also has limited functionality.

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