Fall Monitoring System: What It Is and How It Works

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Do you break out in a cold sweat at the thought of what could happen to your loved ones—especially the elderly—when they suddenly experience health problems and collapse—with no one else around?

According to the World Health Organisation, 37.3 million falls are severe enough to require medical attention each year—with the majority being over 60 years old.

Fall monitoring systems were invented in 1987 and since then, there’ve been multiple solutions, some better than others and some that simply are so invasive that there is a strong hesitance to embrace them.

In this article, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about fall monitoring systems and explain how they work?

What is a Fall Monitoring System?
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A fall monitoring system is an assistive device whose primary purpose is to notify a carer or family member when a fall has happened—commonly for the elderly.

Fall monitoring systems can reduce the adverse consequences of falls in a real-life scenario by alarming caregivers immediately after a fall—directly reducing falling fear.

With the tremendous technological advancements in the medical field, the fall monitoring system technology has faced numerous changes geared towards making it more reliable and convenient.

They have evolved from manual systems to completely automated systems that can identify residents within a specific range, collect data such as speed of movement, and automatically trigger an alarm if someone has fallen or has breathing difficulties.

How Does a Fall Monitoring System Work?

Fall monitoring system devices can automatically detect falls and seek assistance immediately. Furthermore, devices can alert medics when the risk occurs without the victims necessarily pressing the call button.

Some fall monitoring systems use accelerometer technology in the form of a wearable device that the resident must put on and take off daily and others utilise a discreet radar sensor powered by radio waves —to monitor the resident’s movement.

Announcing eazense, Powered By SOFIHUB

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eazense is a non-intrusive, self-monitoring device for the elderly that uses a new unique radar sensor technology and incorporates artificial intelligence (AI). This radar sensor can monitor multiple subjects in a room and provides exceptional live falls and presence detection.

eazense can monitor presence in a room or bed and detect if a person has fallen out of bed and is still breathing. Each device is connected to the SOFIHUB cloud portal and will automatically raise the alarm to caregivers when the fall occurs.

In addition, the eazense sensors monitor, record, and log activity in a room, from live fall detection to irregular movement, and then alert caregivers when certain activity levels deviate from standard patterns.

What are the Benefits of eazense?

  • Does not use cameras—your privacy is assured
  • Completely automatic and contactless
  • Easy to install and use
  • Wearable FREE, nothing to remember to put on
  • No recharging

You can never underestimate the importance of monitoring loved ones in an emergency.

SOFIHUB believes that people of all ages and abilities should have the freedom and confidence to experience aging in place. We’re transforming the landscape for in-home care systems by designing smart and holistic technology solutions convenient for the aged and healthcare providers.

If you need a fall monitoring device for yourself or a loved one, do not hesitate to reach out to us via our website today.