The VitalBase Falls Detector is a wrist worn fall detector designed to identify a serious fall that leads to a state of immobility and/or unconsciousness of the user. If such a fall is detected, the detector vibrates to alert the user that it is about to send a radio alarm signal to the Lifeline home unit. Fall detectors activate automatically, so are useful if a client has seizures, hypo- or hyper-glycaemic attacks or lacks the cognitive ability to press a personal alarm.
This piece of equipment is available on a 13 week free trial of Telecare equipment funded by West Sussex County Council and NHS West Sussex. There are ongoing costs to retain the equipment, and ‘Welbeing’ should be contacted for confirmation of those costs on 01323 644422.