A fall detection watch is both a wristwatch as well as a medical alert device that will automatically detect a fall and alert a monitoring agency to seek help on your behalf if needed. These watches use a variety of accelerometers, detection sensors, and algorithms to sense a sudden change in velocity. If the wearer should fall, the monitoring agency is alerted and will either reach out to someone on the wearer’s care list or call emergency responders. Fall detection technology is quite advanced and can even sense small falls from a chair, a bathtub, or similar low-height places.
While no fall detection offering is 100% accurate in detecting all falls, this technology does provide a significant and, at times, critical layer of protection for serious and potentially debilitating falls.