Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE:PHG) recently announced the introduction of its enhanced medical alert service dubbed Lifeline with AutoAlert. The solution combines the Philips Lifeline medical alert service with automatic fall detection capabilities that allows fall detection if a senior is unable to push the alert button. According to a LifeAlert laboratory study of simulated falls, Lifeline with AutoAlert detected 95 percent of many types of falls and had a low rate of false alarms.
"One of the greatest threats to seniors is falls and associated injuries," said Walter van Kuijen, senior vice president and general manager, Home Monitoring, for Philips Healthcare. "For the cost of a cup of coffee a day, Lifeline with AutoAlert can help seniors maintain their independence and provide their caregivers even more peace of mind."