We recognise that people who suffer with particular conditions may not be in a position to press their emergency button in the event of a fall, e.g. where falls are caused by blackouts.
Assistive Technology Fall Detectors recognise when a person has fallen and trigger an alarm to our Support Centre without the need for pressing a button.
The Fall Detector uses a combination of acceleration, directional and impact detection to sound the alarm if the conditions indicate a person has fallen. It will vibrate to reassure you that it is about to sound the alarm, giving you an opportunity to cancel if you do not require assistance.
The Fall Detector has different sensitivity and cancellation settings that can be configured to your preferences and habits, so you know you are receiving an alarm that is tailored to your individual needs. The Fall Detector also has a button that can be used in the same way as the emergency pendant, so you do not need to wear both.
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Karen lives with Multiple Sclerosis and experiences a numbness in her feet that can come on without warning. This has caused her to fall in the past. She leads a very independent life considering her condition but began feeling vulnerable in her home. She considered the basic Lifeline package, but was worried that she wouldn't be able to press the pendant if she needed to since her MS has also left her with reduced dexterity in her fingers.
Karen decided to opt for a Lifeline with an Assistive Technology Fall Detector. Knowing the Lifeline Service can contact one of her neighbours to assist her if she fell was enough for Karen to keep her feeling independent. She now has the confidence to go about her daily routine and the peace of mind she needs knowing she's covered if she has another fall.
* Assistive Technology is only available to residents of the Ashfield area