A fall detector is a device that is worn by the service user that will detect if they have had a fall. The fall detector will let the Control Centre know that the service user has potentially fallen, without them having to activate the alarm themselves.The device can be worn in a variety of ways:
On the wrist
On the waist via a belt clip or holder worn around the waist.
The Fall Detector will automatically raise an alert if it senses the user has fallen, and also enables the wearer to easily call for help manually.
Who is it for?
The Fall Detector can give confidence to anyone who is at risk of falling, such as:
People with limited mobility
People with learning disabilities
People with epilepsy
People with diabetes
People with conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease
How does it work?
The Fall Detector is designed to automatically detect a serious fall and raise an alert, either at the monitoring centre or on a carer pager. The wearer can also manually raise an alert by pressing the button on the face of the Fall Detector. Confirmation that an alert has been raised will be given by an LED light and vibration. To cancel an alarm, the user must either stand up or cover the Fall Detector completely with their hand during the 20 second period after a fall is detected. The Fall Detector will stop vibrating to confirm the alert has been cancelled.